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Spain judge jails Catalan ministers, mulls leader’s arrest

After the nine Catalan Cabinet members who showed up were questioned, a judge sent eight of them to jail without bail. One was ordered held in lieu of 50,000 euros ($58,300) in bail. The seven men and two women were taken from the court in police vans hours later and assigned to prisons in the Madrid area. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Catalan towns to condemn the pre-charge detentions, which fellow separatist politicians and elected officials criticized as an attack on ideas. “We won’t give up, we won’t fail, we will fight till the end,” Marta Rovira, an increasingly prominent politician in Catalonia’s republican-left ERC party, said. Read More…. http://ift.tt/2h7ZdQg


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