Five more Catalan leaders sent to jail. There are now nine pro-independence politicians behind bars awaiting trial, including the former speaker of the Catalan Parliament, the vice-president of the sacked government as well as other high-ranking ministers of the deposed cabinet. In a dramatic day here in Catalonia, we have also learnt that the secretary-general of one of the main pro-independence parties in Catalonia, Marta Rovira, has gone into exile. Seven politicians are now seeking refuge abroad, including president Carles Puigdemont. And today 25 officials have been sent to trial for their roles in the push for independence.

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