Spanish Prosecutors Ask to Jail 9 Former Members of the National Court

Former Spanish National Court members may have jail sentences Photo: MGN Online. Former Spanish National Court members may have jail sentences

November 02, 2017 09:35 AM

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis:
Spanish prosecutors have asked the National Court to jail nine ex-members of the sacked Catalan government but have requested the possibility of bail for one of them.
The prosecutor's request came after the nine ex-ministers were quizzed at the National Court on possible charges of rebellion, sedition, and embezzlement.
The case stems from the Catalan parliament's declaration of the region's independence from Spain on Oct. 27.
The court said the prosecutor proposed eight should be jailed immediately and that a ninth be allowed to stay free if he pays bail of 50,000 euros.
The eight include former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras.
The judge has yet to decide on the request.
Sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four other ex-Cabinet members are in Belgium and ignored court summonses to appear Thursday.
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