Catalan Parliament Speaker released on bail

Spain’s supreme court has ordered the release on bail of the Catalan parliament speaker. It’s been set at 150,000 euros.

Spain’s state prosecutor had asked a judge to jail Carme Forcadell who enabled its declaration of independence while an investigation into charges of rebellion and sedition continues. But she reportedly said she will comply with emergency powers from Madrid, so custody was thought unlikely.

Five other lawmakers were also in court, with four of them being released on bails of 25,000 euros, while the other was released without bail.

Several former members of the Catalan government and the leaders of the two main pro-independence groups are already in custody awaiting trial for their roles leading up to the independence declaration.
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