Spanish prosecutors: No release for 10 Catalans

Spanish prosecutors are requesting a Supreme Court judge to uphold a custody order for eight Catalan separatist politicians and two activists despite pledges by them to drop a unilateral independence bid.
The judge is scheduled to reach a decision Monday.
The politicians are being investigated for pushing ahead with an illegal independence referendum and a subsequent declaration of secession in October. The activists were jailed pending trial on provisional sedition charges.
Spain’s public prosecutors’ office said in a statement that Friday’s testimonies in Madrid didn’t eliminate the risk for the defendants to flee or repeat their crimes.
Defense lawyer Jordi Pina said he hoped for an early release after the 10 pledged to abide by Spain’s Constitution.
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