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
- Rajoy in Catalonia, after thousands protest for independence
- Catalan speaker to be freed on bail pending investigation
- Pro-independence strike causes chaos in Barcelona and Catalan region
- Carles Puigdemont and four colleagues released by Belgian judge
- Arrest warrants issued for Carles Puigdemont and four others
- Catalan leaders to defy court summons
- Catalan leaders called to testify at High Court on Thursday
- Sacked Catalan leaders in Brussels as state prosecutor calls for rebellion charges
- Hundreds of thousands take to street to defend Spain after Catalan authorities stripped of power
- Catalonian autonomy to be suspended after deadline passes for secession bid to be dropped
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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