By Euro Weekly News Media • 30 November 2017 • 9:16
Photo of the town of Enix in Almeria.
Credit: Google maps - Juan Mena.
A SPANISH Supreme Court judge is to review the imprisonment of eight former members of the ousted Catalan government and two pro-independence activists.
The eight, who were jailed on November 2, face possible charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement following the Cataluña parliament’s independence declaration in October.
Also jailed were two activists, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez. Both are accused of stirring up major demonstrations in the run-up to the controversial independence referendum. The pair are presidents of the pro-independence groups Omnium Cultural and the Catalan National Assembly.
The ten hope pledges of lawful behaviour will help get them released so they take part in the regional elections on December 21.
Madrid took back control of the autonomous region last month.
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four ex-ministers fled to Brussels and are fighting extradition from Belgium over rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges.
The judge has ordered the ten to appear before him on Friday.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Downlaod our media pack in either English or Spanish.