Nine Catalan separatists who were in prison for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid were released from jail yesterday – a day after being pardoned by the Government.
As seven of the male prisoners left Lledoners jail, they were met by Catalan regional president Pere Aragones.
At the same time, the two remaining prisoners, both women, were released from two other facilities.
The separatists were serving between nine and 13 years in jail for their role in holding a banned referendum in October 2017.
Although the jail sentences have been dropped, all nine are banned from holding public office and the pardons are conditional on them not committing “a serious crime” over the next three to six years.
Source : English Radio News