Re­view into jail­ing or­ders against Cata­lan of­fi­cials

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A Supreme Court judge in Spain is to re­view jail­ing or­ders against eight for­mer mem­bers of the ousted Cata­lan govern­ment and two proin­de­pen­dence ac­tivists.

The court said yes­ter­day that the judge has sum­moned them to ap­pear be­fore him to­mor­row.

The 10 hope pledges of law­ful be­hav­iour will help them get re­leased so they can par­tic­i­pate in De­cem­ber 21 regional elec­tions called by Spain af­ter seiz­ing con­trol of Cat­alo­nia last month.

The ex-min­is­ters, who were jailed on Novem­ber 2, face pos­si­ble charges of re­bel­lion, sedi­tion and em­bez­zle­ment fol­low­ing the Cata­lan par­lia­ment’s dec­la­ra­tion of in­de­pen­dence in late Oc­to­ber.

Ex-Cata­lan leader Car­les Puigde­mont and four ex-min­is­ters are fight­ing ex­tra­di­tion from Bel­gium over the same charges.

The two ac­tivists were jailed pro­vi­sion­ally for sedi­tion for their roles in Septem­ber protests.

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