Two Catalan independence leaders – Jordi Sanchez of the Catalan National Assembly, and Jordi Cuixart of Omnium Cultural – were sent to prison by Spain’s National Court. They are held without bail while they are investigated for alleged crimes of sedition (Sic!), which carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Congratulations, Spain!
If that’s not enough, a car bomb killed journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, who exposed Malta’s ties to tax havens. Her most recent revelations pointed the finger at Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and two of his closest aides, connecting offshore companies linked to the three men with the sale of Maltese passports and payments from the government of Azerbaijan.
So in one day two people were imprisoned and one – murdered. For political reasons. Bravo, Europe! Bravo!