Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Spanish judge frees Catalan parliament's speaker on bail

The Supreme Court had summoned them to answer charges of rebellion after they enabled an October 27 independence declaration that prompted the Spanish government to dissolve the Catalan parliament and sack the regional administration Speaker of Catalan parliament stays in detention as Spanish judge sets bail at £130000 over charges of rebellion
Howard Terry | 11 November, 2017, 01:23

Carme Forcadell, Speaker of the Catalan parliament, arrives to Spain's Supreme Court to testify on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for defying the central government by holding an independence referendum and proclaiming independence, in Madrid, Spain, November 9, 2017. The four lawmakers must pay bail of 25,000 euros while a fifth was released without bail.

Spanish government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo said the lawmakers' commitment to the judge indicated that a "return of constitutional order (in Catalonia) is starting to become a reality".

A top Catalan lawmaker who spent the night in a Madrid region prison as part of a wide-ranging rebellion investigation stemming from the Spanish region's declaration of independence has been released after posting bail.

The judge jailed Forcadell and four other parliament members Thursday but set bail after they agreed to either renounce future political activity or do it within the constitutional framework. "With an easy conscience for having acted correctly: to guarantee freedom of expression in (the Catalan) Parliament, headquarters of the national sovereignty".

-A Spanish judge on Thursday freed on bail the Catalan parliament's speaker and four lawmakers while authorities continue to investigate their roles in Catalonia's banned independence drive.

Forcadell claimed before the judge that the independence declaration was "symbolic", according to lawyers familiar with her testimony. She is expected to be released Friday after bail is deposited.

Eight members of the Catalan government who were tried in the High Court are in pre-trial detention, without the possibility of bail.

The Spanish High Court has also issued a European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont, former Catalan president, and four other members of his Cabinet who are now in Belgium.

Two leaders of Catalan independence associations have also been unconditionally remanded in custody.

Catalonia parliament speaker Carme Forcadell is driven in a vehicle outside of the Spain's Supreme Court in Madrid, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

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