Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in an independence referendum in 2017.
Three other defendants were found guilty of disobedience and fined, but will not serve prison sentences.
The 12 politicians and activists had all denied the charges.
Spain seem to have completely gone over the top on this thing and handled it extremely badly. Surely this is a gift to the Catalan independence movement and will only drum up more support?