Spain's courts put to test by trial of Catalan separatist

Spain's courts put to test by trial of Catalan separatist

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, pro-Independence demonstrators gather at La Diagonal, one Barcelona's main avenues, during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 file photo, pro-independence demonstrators wave "esteladas" or independence flags, as they sing in a field overlooking the Lledoners prison in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, about 50 kilometres away from Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, a woman wearing an Estelada or independence flag, walks along a street covered with referendum ballots thown by pro-independence demonstrators, during a rally in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, a woman shouts slogans from her balcony during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

Spain's courts put to test by trial of Catalan separatist

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, pro-Independence demonstrators gather at La Diagonal, one Barcelona's main avenues, during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 file photo, pro-independence demonstrators wave "esteladas" or independence flags, as they sing in a field overlooking the Lledoners prison in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, about 50 kilometres away from Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, a woman wearing an Estelada or independence flag, walks along a street covered with referendum ballots thown by pro-independence demonstrators, during a rally in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, a woman shouts slogans from her balcony during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court is bracing to hold the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week with all eyes focused on its ability to stand up to concerted campaign by Catalonia's separatists to attack its credibility. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
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