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Ex-Spain PM Rajoy defends national unity at separatist trial

Feb 27, 2019 - Associated Press

MADRID (AP) - Former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made a strident defense of Spain's national unity Wednesday when he appeared as a witness at the trial of a dozen Catalan separatists.

Rajoy told Spain's Supreme Court that he had warned Catalonia's separatist leaders on several occasions leading up to their failed 2017 secession attempt that "the law, the national sovereignty and the Constitution are non-negotiable."

The ex-leader of Spain's conservatives was unable to stop t...