CATA­LAN MPS, SPEAKER FACE COURT CHARGES

Business Daily (Kenya) - - THE WEEKENDER -

The Cata­lan par­lia­ment’s speaker and ive law­mak­ers were to ap­pear be­fore Spain’s Supreme Court in Madrid yes­ter­day to an­swer charges of re­bel­lion and sedi­tion for their roles in stag­ing a banned ref­er­en­dum on Cat­alo­nia’s in­de­pen­dence last month.

The court will de­cide whether to re­mand the speaker, Carme For­cadell, and the law­mak­ers while the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues or re­lease them un­der cer­tain con­di­tions.

Eight for­mer mem­bers of the Cata­lan gov­ern­ment and the lead­ers of the two main pro-in­de­pen­dence grass­roots

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