Mariano Rajoy

Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

A Spain Supreme Court judge set bail Monday for a prominent Catalan politician who faced possible jailing during the ongoing investigation of people involved in the Catalonia region's push for independence last year.

Left republican ERC party Secretary General Marta Rovira was questioned by an investigating magistrate for her role in the October defiance that triggered Spain's severest political crisis in decades. Her bail was set at 60,000 euros ($74,600.)

Fellow politician Marta Pascal, the leader of the conservative PDeCAT party, was also questioned on Monday.

Judicial police have identified Rovira and Pascal as key players in the staging of a banned independence...

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