- October 26, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: International
Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered 18 former Catalan leaders to stand trial over their role in the region’s declaration of independence last year.
In a statement, the court said nine jailed former leaders, including Catalonia’s ex-Vice President Oriol Junqueras, should be tried for rebellion, which carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.
The other nine, who have been released on bail or went into self-imposed exile, face accusations ranging from rebellion to misuse of public funds.