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Last week twelve parliamentarians and civil society activists were put on trial in Catalonia, accused of rebellion for their alleged role in the independence referendum and could face up to 25 years in jail, if convicted.

In a show of solidarity with the fundamental right of all peoples to self-determination, we Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs showed our support for those on trial in Madrid.

Whatever one may think of the merits of independence for Catalonia, self-determination is a fundamental right in any democracy worthy of the name.

The world is watching.

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