Artur Mas: How a technocrat became a martyr for Catalan independence

Artur Mas: How a technocrat became a martyr for Catalan independence

Catalonia's former leader Artur Mas was not always a nationalist. But his decision to devote his political life to gaining independence from Spain ultimately landed him on the wrong side of the law.

Thousands protest as Ex-Catalan president stands trial over independence vote

Thousands protest as Ex-Catalan president stands trial over independence vote

Thousands of protesters shouting "down with Spain's justice system" turned up Monday in Barcelona at the trial of Catalonia's former leader Artur Mas, accused of civil disobedience for holding an independence referendum in 2014.