Madrid Arrests Two Catalan Separatist Leaders

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Madrid Arrests Two Catalan Separatist Leaders

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Spain is a fascist police state, masquerading as democratic governance. Its High Court is a tool of the despotic Mariano Rajoy regime.

Established in May 2011, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) is a political organization, championing independence from Spain.

Omnium Cultural was established in July 1961, a group opposed to Francisco Franco's military dictatorship. When it ended, it continued promoting language, culture and self-determination.

On July 10, 2010, it organized a one million-strong march in Barcelona, calling for independence from Spain.

On Monday, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, ANC and Omnium Cultural leaders respectively, were arrested and jailed on charges of sedition.

They're key Catalan independence activists. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont tweeted: "They are trying to imprison ideas, but t
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