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(CNN) - The Supreme Court of Spain issued Monday long prison sentences to nine Catalan independence leaders.
The court sentenced the former vice president of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison and 13 years of absolute professional disqualification for the case known as El Procés. In addition, the court sentenced Raül Romeva, Jordi Turull and Dolors Bassa to 12 years in prison and 12 years of absolute disqualification, all for the crime of sedition in medial proceedings with a crime of embezzlement, aggravated by reason of its amount.
He also sentenced the former president of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell, for the crime of sedition, to 11 years and 6 months in prison and the same period of absolute disqualification; Joaquim Forn and Josep Rull were sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in prison and 10 years and 6 months of absolute disqualification; and Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, two influential grassroots activists, with sentences of 9 years in prison and 9 years of absolute disqualification.
As for Santiago Vila, Meritxell Borràs and Carles Mundó, each of them was convicted as the author of a crime of disobedience to a fine of 10 months with a daily fee of 200 euros, and 1 year and 8 months of special disqualification.
The sentence acquits the defendants Joaquim Forn, Josep Rull, Santiago Vila, Meritxell Borràs and Carles Mundó of the crime of embezzlement.
On Twitter, the former head of the Catalan regional government, Carles Puidgemont, reacted to the sentences on Monday morning:
“100 years in prison in total. An atrocity. Now more than ever, by his side and that of their families. Touch react, as never before. For the future of our sons and daughters. For democracy For Europe. For Catalonia ”.