Jailed Cata­lan sep­a­ratist lead­ers start hunger strike:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Two jailed Cata­lan sep­a­ratist lead­ers await­ing trial for their role in the re­gion’s failed bid to se­cede from Spain be­gan a hunger strike to protest over their treat­ment by Span­ish courts, a lawyer for the men said. Af­ter Cat­alo­nia de­clared in­de­pen­dence last year, Madrid took di­rect con­trol of the re­gion and brought charges in­clud­ing mis­use of pub­lic funds and re­bel­lion against Cata­lan lead­ers, nine of whom are in jail await­ing trial.

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