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Spaniards react to prison sentences for Catalan separatist leaders

Reuters Monday, 14 October 2019
Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to up to 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, dividing opinion both in the region and across Spain.
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