Spain’s Constitutional Court has suspended a session of the Catalan parliament scheduled for Monday in which local leaders were expected to declare Catalonia’s unilateral independence from Spain.
Judges “ordered the suspension of the plenary that has been called for Monday in the (Catalan) parliament” while it hears an appeal lodged against it, a spokeswoman said, as the court confirmed the ruling in a written statement.
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Catalan lawmakers had summoned regional president Carles Puigdemont to address the parliament about last Sunday’s contested independence referendum in Catalonia.
The court warned that any session carried out in defiance of its ban would be “null.”
It said the parliament’s leaders could face criminal action if they ignore the court order.
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