Jailed Catalan separatist leaders call off hunger strike

by Reuters
Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:43 GMT

MADRID, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Four jailed Catalan separatist leaders, incarcerated since October 2017 ahead of a trial for their involvement in a push by the region for independence, called off a hunger strike on Thursday, their spokeswoman said.

"Today, after 20 days since it began, we are ending our hunger strike," the spokeswoman Pilar Calvo said reading a statement from the protesters, Jordi Turull, Josep Rull, Jordi Sanchez and Joaquim Forn. (Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Andres Gonzalez)

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