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The Spanish parliament approved an amnesty law for Catalan separatists

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun1,2024

The Spanish Parliament approved an amnesty law for Catalan separatists

Photo: Supporters of the leader of the Catalan separatists

Spain's parliament has passed a controversial law granting amnesty to hundreds of Catalan separatists who face prosecution for their roles in a failed secession attempt in 2017.

The law passed by a narrow margin: 177 votes in favor ; with 172 “against”, reports “Voice” of America.

He was supported by the left-wing coalition government of Spain and two Catalan separatist parties. The conservative “People's Party” opposed and the far-right Voice party.

Catalan separatists are part of the Catalan independence movement, which seeks independence for the region from Spain.

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont could benefit from the new amnesty law , who fled to Belgium to escape Spanish law after leading an illegal attempt to secede the region in October 2017.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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