Published: Fri, November 03, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

With associates in jail, Catalan leader mulls legal options

With associates in jail, Catalan leader mulls legal options

A Spanish judge said she had ordered eight Catalan leaders, including former rice-president Oriol Junqueras, to be remanded in custody pending an investigation into Catalonia's independence push and a potential trial.

Spain has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since a referendum on independence from Spain was held in Catalonia on 1 October in defiance of a constitutional court ruling that had declared it illegal.

"The fury with which the Spanish government has attacked a attractive European nation is outrageous and is threatening us all", Mr Puigdemont said, adding that Catalonia's independence is "no longer an internal affair" of Spain.

Puigdemont said on Tuesday he would go back to Spain only if given unspecified guarantees by the Spanish government. Ninety percent of voters were in favor of separating from Spain.

Twenty regional politicians, including sacked regional government president Carles Puigdemont, were called to appear Thursday after the chief prosecutor demanded charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement be pressed.

The prosecutor has asked the National Court judge to issue an worldwide arrest warrant against them.

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The ousted leader reacted to the events at Spain's National Court in Madrid as thousands of protesters took to the streets to protest at the jailings. The cause was to raise charges against them for incitement to a rebellion, they could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.

However, they have requested the possibility of bail for one of them.

The Supreme Court said the hearing of the six regional parliament board members was postponed until November 9 following a request by their lawyers.

Five senior regional lawmakers and the speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, were summoned by the Supreme Court, which handles the cases of people who enjoy parliamentary immunity.

The courts have already told the Catalan secessionist leaders to deposit 6.2 million euros ($7.2 million) by Friday to cover potential liabilities.

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