Spain: Madrid «respects» jailing of Catalan Ministers «regardless of consequences» — govt spokesperson

Minister of Education, Culture and Sport and government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo said that the Spanish government will respect the court decision to imprison nine former members of the Catalan government «regardless of the consequences,» speaking in a press conference in Madrid, Friday. De Vigo reaffirmed that the duty of the Spanish government is “to respect and comply with judicial... Еще decisions.” Questioned on what impact their arrest would have on the forthcoming regional elections in Catalonia on 21 December, Mendez de Vigo responded that, «these elections have to be the end point in order to begin a process of stability, security and recovery.» Nine former members of the Catalan government stand accused of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds, with a maximum sentence of 50 years in jail. Only Santi Vila, former Catalan Vice President, has been granted bail.

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