Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has condemned the arrest and imprisonment of eight Catalan ministers on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds and called on the EU to intervene in the escalating crisis.
Matt Carthy aid:
“The imprisonment of democratically elected Ministers for implementing the will of the Catalan people is a stain on democracy.
“Repression and jails are not the solution to political disputes. Political dialogue and negotiation are the only options.
“The European Union must not stand idly by as the Government of a member state incarcerates elected political opponents for the ‘crime’ of implementing the democratically expressed wishes of their people.”