Catalonia – demonstrators demanding release of jailed Catalan leaders

Jordi Cuixart, leader of Catalan group Omnium Cultural, and Jordi Sanchez, president of the Catalan National Assembly were remanded in prison last month after they were quizzed by a judge on suspicion of sedition.
Eight former members of Puigdemont's deposed Catalan government, including ex vice-president Oriol Junqueras, are also in jail awaiting trial on similar charges, after it was ruled they were too much of a flight risk to be released on bail.

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Catalonia declares independence from Spain

The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday.

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Catalan government: ‘465 injured by Spanish police violence’ during referendum

Police violence condemned around Europe as Catalans vote in independence referendum

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Kurdistan votes for independence from Iraq with 93% saying ‘yes’

Longtime Iraqi Kurd leader Massud Barzani has said the vote will not lead to an immediate declaration of independence and should instead open the door to negotiations.

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