Catalan leader cannot leave jail to attend debate, court rules

Catalan leader cannot leave jail to attend debate, court rules
 

Spain’s supreme court has ruled that the jailed Catalan independence leader chosen to run for the regional presidency cannot leave prison to attend an investiture debate next week.
Jordi Sànchez, the former head of the influential grassroots organisation Catalan National Assembly (ANC), has been in custody for five months over allegations that he and another civil society group leader used huge demonstrations to try to stop Spanish police officers from following a judge’s orders to halt the unilateral independence referendum held on 1 October last year.
Last week, the deposed Catalan... read more

 
9 March 2018 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Guardian
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