Jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

FILE PHOTO: Jordi Sanchez, a Catalan separatist leader, gestures as he leaves Spain's High Court in Madrid, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho/File Photo

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial for their role in the region’s failed bid to secede from Spain said on Saturday they were starting a hunger strike to protest over their treatment by Spanish courts. After Catalonia declared independence last year, Madrid took direct control of the region and brought charges […]

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