Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who was expelled by Spain’s central government after Catalonia’s independence referendum, reaffirmed his commitment to make the region an independent state.
Speaking from Belgium, whilst awaiting a Spanish court verdict that could see him imprisoned for 30 years, Mr Pugdemont said,
“The people of Catalonia have shown the world we have the capacity and the will to become an independent state.”
Catalonia’s Deputy President Oriol Junqueras and half the rest of Catalan’s ousted cabinet remain in prison. Mr Puigdemont currently faces charges of rebellion in Spanish courts.
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