Jailed former ministers Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva say they won't hide their roles in the organisation of the 2017 referendum during their upcoming trial. To defend their innocence, they'll cite the multiple votes on independence held in Quebec. The trial is due to start in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the former French prime minister and Barcelona mayoral candidate Manuel Valls attacked a writer for defending the pro-independence jailed leaders during an acceptance speech for an important award.