Spain: Judge sets bail for Catalan political prisoners

Source: Independent [UK]

“A Spanish Supreme Court judge has ordered the Catalan parliament speaker to be jailed pending her release on bail of €150,000 (£133,000), amid an investigation into her role in Catalonia’s banned push for independence, a court source said. The speaker, Carme Forcadell, will be held in custody until she pays the bail, the source said. Ms Forcadell and five regional lawmakers testified on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. Four other officials would also be released on €25,000 bail, while a fifth would be freed on certain conditions without bail, the source said.” (11/09/17)