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Spain's Supreme Court sends Catalan Parliament president to prison with a €150,000 bail

Carme Forcadell sleeps in prison after having been denied the possibility of paying the amount right after knowing the ruling

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09 November 2017 10:34 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Spanish Supreme Court sent the Catalan Parliament president, Carme Forcadell, to prison. Yet unlike the eight Catalan ministers jailed last Thursday by Spain's National Court, she will have to opportunity to leave prison when she pays €150,000 as a bail. Yet Carme Forcadell is to sleep in prison for at least one night after having been denied the possibility of paying the amount right after knowing the ruling. She will intend to leave prison tomorrow.

The judge also sent the other four pro-independence parliament bureau members summoned to jail, but setting a €25,000 bail. Lluís Corominas, Lluís Guinó, Anna Simó and Ramona Barrufet will have a week to pay these amounts, so they will only be imprisoned if they fail to do so by next Thursday.

There was uncertainty over the cautionary measures to Joan Josep Nuet, the only bureau member against independence but also accused because he also voted in favor of allowing the vote on the declaration of independence. In the end, the judge let me go free without any measures. The judge also decided not to impose a further €6.2 million bail for them, as the prosecutor had required.

The prosecutor also asked for prison without bailout to four our of the six accused bureau members, but the judge ruled it out. 

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  • The Catalan parliament president, Carme Forcadell, outside the Spanish Supreme Court this Thursday morning

  • The Catalan parliament president, Carme Forcadell, outside the Spanish Supreme Court this Thursday morning