Trial Against Former President of Catalonia Artur Mas (Joana Ortega)

Trial Against Former President of Catalonia Artur Mas
In This Photo: Joana Ortega
(L-R) Former Education Minister Irene Rigau, former Catalan President Artur Mas and former Vice-president Joana Ortega applaud to the crowd as they arrive to the Catalonia's Superior Court of Justice (TSJC) to face trial over Catalonia referendum staged in 2014 despite a ban from the Spain's Constitutional Court on February 6, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Former Catalan President Artur Mas, former Vice-president Joana Ortega and former Education Minister Irene Rigau face a 10-year ban on holding public office after being accused of disobeying Spain's Constitutional Court by staging a non-binding referendum on the independence of Catalonia in November 2014. 2.3 million people of a total of 6.3 million eligible voters in Catalonia took part in the referendum and over 80 percent of them cast their ballot in favour of independence.
(Feb. 5, 2017 - Source: Alex Caparros/Getty Images Europe)
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