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Spain court suspends Catalan independence declaration

Agencies Madrid | Updated on January 09, 2018

Spain’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of last week’s declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament, a court source said.

“The court plenary has just provisionally suspended the independence declaration” while it examines an appeal by the Spanish government, the source said, indicating the latest in a series of measures by Madrid to stifle the region’s independence drive.

Spain's Supreme Court has called on the speaker for Catalonia's parliament Carme Forcadell as well as five other senior lawmakers from the region to testify on Nov. 2 and 3, a court spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The country's State prosecutor on Monday called for rebellion and sedition charges to be brought against Catalan leaders over their push to separate from Spain.

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Published on October 31, 2017
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