Switzerland

Seeking Swiss safety, Catalan activist snubs Spanish probe

A leading Catalan politician has vowed to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt.

Anna Gabriel, the leader of the anti-establishment Popular Unity Candidature known as CUP, told Swiss newspaper Le Temps that the Spanish Supreme Court probe is politically motivated and that she will be more useful to her party in Geneva than "behind bars."

"I will not go to Madrid," she said in remarks published by the newspaper Tuesday. "Since I will not have a fair trial at home, I have looked for a country that can protect...

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