Cat­alo­nian ‘rebel’ free

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

THE sacked speaker of Cat­alo­nia’s par­lia­ment has left a prison near Madrid, end­ing her brief de­ten­tion over the re­gion’s con­tro­ver­sial in­de­pen­dence drive.

A judge at the Supreme Court in Madrid had or­dered Carme For­cadell be held on charges of “re­bel­lion” – which car­ries a max­i­mum jail term of 30 years. Ms For­cadell was one of sev­eral dis­missed Cata­lan of­fi­cials to be de­tained after its shock de­ci­sion last month to de­clare the re­gion of 7.5 mil­lion peo­ple in­de­pen­dent from Spain.

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