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
- 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
- First investiture vote for Catalan presidential nominee fails to gain majority
- Constitutional Court suspends Catalan law to allow investiture of Puigdemont
- Government set to appeal Catalan proposals over investiture vote
- Catalan politicians appear at high court ahead of rebellion trials to lodge complaints
- Hbundreds of thousands protest calling for release of separatist leaders
- Investiture debate stalled after Catalan nominee denied bail as Speaker threatens legal challenge
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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