Spain: Judge considers to grant bail to former Catalonia’s government

A Spanish judge will decide on Monday whether to grant bail to eight former ministers of Catalonia's regional government, judicial sources say.

The eight were remanded in custody last month over fears they could attempt to abscond, after former President Carles Puigdemont fled to Belgium. They were brought from prison for a hearing at the Supreme Court on Friday. All eight are accused of rebellion and sedition over the region's illegal declaration of independence.

Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena will also pronounce on bail applications from two leading independence activists, the judicial sources told news agencies.

After an attempt by Catalan separatists to declare independence in October, Spain imposed direct rule on the region and called early regional elections for 21 December.

Source: VOV5