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
- Guardia Civil report suggests Mossos d’Esquadra assisted Puigdemont flee bid
- Catalan independence parties resume talks to form new government
- Concerns Catalan negotiations grinding to a halt
- Vice President calls for new nominations for Catalan President
- Puigdemont investiture vote postponed, as regional government plans appeal
- Legal wrangles continue right up to Catalan investiture vote
- Puigdemont must be in chamber to be sworn in announces Constitutional Court
- State Council finds no current grounds to challenge Puigdemont inauguration
- Puigdemont could return to Spain to attend leadership vote
- Judge refuses to reissue Puigdemont arrest warrant
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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