The imprisonment of Catalan leaders is an assault on democracy itself. Every nation has the fundamental human right to self-determination and the Spanish Government must respect this.

A Government which resorts to brute force by attacking people for voting and imprisons leaders, is a weak Government. The people of Catalonia have time and time again through elections and protest shown that they want to decide their own future. The Spanish Government must engage in dialogue with the Catalan Government to agree the release of prisoners and form a political solution.

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