I am a political prisoner, held hostage by Spain


By Jordi Cuixart (for the National)

For a year now, I am locked up in a cell and I look at the sky through bars. For a year now, I have seen my 18-month-old son just a few hours per month. For a year now, I have no cellphone or internet access. For a year now, I follow what is happening in my company from afar. For a year now, I am held without bail and without even a trial date for having defended fundamental rights in any democracy, such as the freedom of speech and the freedom to meet and protest. For a year now, I am a political prisoner, a hostage held by the Spanish government.

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