Three senior officials released in Catalonia

World September 21, 2017 11:21

barcelona - Three of the fourteen Catalan drivers arrested have been released on Thursday. Spanish media reported that it was a chief of the technical department for communication, an employee of Social Affairs and an advisor to the Catalan government.

The three have refused to make a statement. The remaining eleven are still stuck. They were arrested on a series of searches by the police on Wednesday following the organization of a referendum in Catalonia, which identified the Spanish justice as illegal.

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Spanish media report that the fourteen plays an important role in organizing the referendum that should be held October 1. The convictions were made in connection with a criminal investigation commissioned by a judge in Barcelona. This focuses on office crimes, disobedience and eclipse committed by directors who still prepare a referendum with government money. There may be long imprisonment sentences.

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