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After two weeks of interrogation of the twelve accused, Mariano Rajoy, was heard Wednesday, as a witness at the trial of pro-independence catalans… and ushered in the first turning point in this long procedure. During the first fifteen days, the defendants were able to place their version of the facts and disassemble carefully the accusations, leaves, the better to justify, to dénuer of any real value the declaration of independence and the referendum of self-determination that they qualified at the time of official and binding. They have sought in particular to discredit the accusation of rebellion, which implies a violent uprising to declare independence and that allows the public prosecutor to claim up to 25 years in prison. The hearing over 500 witnesses opens a new phase more favourable to the theses of the prosecutor and the lawyer of the State, which defends the economic interests of Spain. They have called 256 people …

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