Catalan Ministers Freed! (But 4 remain banged up)

Judge Pablo Llarena announced the continued detention without bail for the former vice-president of the Government of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras. Also detained are the former interior minister Joaquim Forn and the leaders of ANC  Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart. For the other 6 ex-counsellors of Catalonia who are in prison, the judge agreed to bail of 100,000 euros for each one of them. Shortly after noon the independentist organizations ANC and Òmnium, have paid the necessary financial bond allowing the dismissed consellers to leave the prison this afternoon. The magistrate has imposed weekly appearances at a local court, prohibition to leave the country and withdrawal of passport. The magistrate warned them that failure to comply with any of the obligations imposed would trigger their immediate entry into prison. The judge considers that there is no risk of escape, but commented that the risk of further criminal acts by the four remaining detainees justifies further detention.

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