Oriol Junqueras, who has been serving as Vice President of Catalonia from January 2016 to October 2017, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on monday for his role in organising the independence referendum in 2017, according to Sputnik.

Citizens that supported secession from Spain visit a rally called by the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) earlier this month to commemorate the second anniversary of the region’s unauthorised independence referendum