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
- Trials get underway for Catalan separatists after declaration of independence
- Catalan separatists go on hunger strike
- Former Catalan leaders ordered to pay millions in costs
- Public prosecutor announced trial date for Catalan separatists
- Supreme Court orders former Catalan leaders to trial over independence declaration
- Catalan independence parties declare launch of “Government in exile”
- Torra writes to Sanchez, Trump and the Pope to call for negotiations
- Torra’s demands for roadmap to independence results in rejection from Madrid
- Tens of thousands gather to protest on anniversary of independence referendum
- Disruption as protests held on referendum anniversary
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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