Catalan speaker freed on bail but gagged for election campaign
MADRID (Reuters) The Catalan parliament speaker was released from prison on Friday but the terms she agreed to seem likely to prevent her campaigning on a pro independence ticket in a canada goose factory sale regional election next month.
A car carrying Carme Forcadell, Catalan parliament Canada Goose Jackets speaker leaves the Alcala Meco prison after getting released on bail of 150,000 euros, in Alcala de Henares, outside Madrid, Spain, November 10, 2017 REUTERS/Juan Medina
Carme Forcadell appeared in the Supreme Court in canada goose Madrid on Thursday to answer charges of salecanadagooseoutlets rebellion, sedition and misuse of canadian goose jacket public funds, after she enabled a declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament in late October that prompted the Spanish government to take control of the region.
She was released on bail canada goose clearance sale of 150,000 euros (132,463.99 pounds)after agreeing to renounce any political activity that went against the Spanish constitution, according to canada goose store the court ruling.
Those terms threaten to further undermine an independence movement in which cracks are starting to appear.
Court sources had quoted Forcadell and other summoned Catalan lawmakers as telling the judge that the independence declaration had not been legally binding comments that the Spanish government welcomed on Friday.
see. in uk canada goose the canada goose uk outlet statements from the separatist leaders how the return to a constitutional order is starting to become a reality, Spanish government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo told reporters.
Judge Pablo Llarena said the court could reconsider its ruling if it found Canada Goose Outlet evidence of Forcadell offending again, in effect banning her from campaigning for independence in the Dec. 21 election.
Following the independence declaration, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy used his power to fire the administration Canada Goose Coats On Sale of Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, dissolve Catalonia parliament and call a new election.
Puigdemont at the time called the declaration a major step towards establishing an independent Catalan state, and Forcadell described Rajoy response as canada goose black friday sale a coup and an against democracy
Carme Forcadell, Speaker of the Catalan parliament, arrives Canada Goose online to Spain’s Supreme Court before cheap Canada Goose she was remanded in custody pending payment of a 150,000 euro bail, in buy canada goose jacket Madrid, Spain, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
SECESSIONISTS AT ODDS On Tuesday, the PDeCAT party of Puigdemont who flew to Brussels after being deposed failed to agree on a uk canada goose outlet united ticket to contest the election with canada goose uk shop another secessionist 2018 Sale Canada Goose party, denting the pro independence camp hopes of pressing ahead with its bid to canada goose coats on sale split from Spain after the election.
In a last ditch attempt at a united front, Puigdemont said on Friday he was still buy canada goose jacket cheap willing to lead an independent civic group, but none of the parties immediately offered it any backing.
Forcadell left the Alcala Meco prison outside Madrid after the Supreme Court said in a statement it had received her bail payment.
Forcadell tweeted: returning home. With the calm knowledge Canada Goose sale of having canada goose clearance acted correctly: guaranteeing freedom of expression in the parliament, the centre of national sovereignty.
The court had summoned her along with five Catalan lawmakers, four of whom were released on Thursday on 25,000 canada goose uk black friday euro bail after surrendering their passports. The fifth was canada goose coats released without bail or conditions.
Eight former members of the Catalan government and the leaders of the two main pro independence grassroots groups remain in prison pending a separate investigation by the High Court.
Puigdemont, who also faces charges of Canada Goose Online rebellion cheap canada goose uk and sedition, is appealing in Belgium against an international arrest warrant served by Spain.
A Canada Goose Parka grassroots Catalan pro independence group, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), said it had paid Forcadell bail and called a protest for Saturday to demand the release of the others. ($1 = 0.8582 euros).
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