Pro-independence Catalan politician Professor Clara Ponsati gave a brief statement to the press after being released on bail Wednesday afternoon by an Edinburgh court, pending extradition Spain. Ponsati's lawyer Aamer Anwar described the charges against his client as, «politically motivated and a grotesque distortion of the truth.» «Scotland you have been true friends to the people of... Еще Catalonia in their darkest hours,» Anwar added. Earlier, the former education minister voluntarily handed herself in at St. Leonard's police station. She was released on bail at a court hearing, after surrendering her passport. The professor at St. Andrew's university was arrested following a European Arrest Warrant issued by Spanish in government, accusing her of rebellion and misuse of public funds.