Madrid pardons separatist leaders: Case closed for Catalan independence?

Madrid pardons separatist leaders: Case closed for Catalan independence?

Last week, the nine #Catalan #separatist leaders jailed for their role in the region's 2017 independence bid walked freed from jail after being pardoned by the #Spanish government. They had been serving prison terms of up to 13 years for their role in the ill-fated referendum. Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez hopes the gesture will lead to a process of reconciliation in the north-eastern region. But separatists call the move insufficient, while unionists say the measure is a dangerous concession. Our correspondents report.

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