Seven Catalan politicians and two civil society leaders are in prison for their views on Catalan independence. This includes the former Vice-President of Catalonia, the former President of the Catalan Parliament, five former members of the Catalan Cabinet, as well as the former president of Òmnium Cultural, the association to
promote the Catalan culture and language, and the former president of the Assemblea Nacional Catalana. Most have been held in ‘preventive detention’ for over a year. The former President of the Catalan Parliament has been held since March 2018. The case is only expected to begin being tried in January 2019.
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