A Supreme Court judge in Spain has said the speaker of the Catalan parliament can be freed on bail pending an investigation into her role in the banned push for independence.
Carme Forcadell will be held in custody until the bail of €150,000 is paid. Four other Catalan lawmakers were granted bail of €25,000.
In Depth: Catalonian Independence Referendum 2017
- Quim Torra has relaunches separatist campaign
- Ciudadanos leader calls for more action over Catalan political crisis
- Supreme Court upholds suspension of Catalan politicians
- Tens of thousands protest over imprisonment of Catalan independence politicians
- Carles Puigdemont extradition approved by German court
- Sanchez and Torra hold meeting seen as first step to resolving Catalan political crisis
- PSOE say no plans for snap election, and maintain Catalan funding restrictions
- Rajoy warns Torra that autonomy will only be granted if Catalan government stay within the law
- Catalan President-elect calls for dialogue between Barcelona and Madrid, as Government presents united response
- Catalonia elects Quim Torra as regional president, after seven months of stalemate
All are being investigated for alleged rebellion and sedition over Catalonia’s unilateral declaration of independence.
The Spanish government will consider holding a nationwide referendum on changing the constitution to allow for legal independence referendums, the foreign minister Alfonso Dastis said yesterday.
In an interview for British media, he said the move was in recognition of recent developments in Catalonia.
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