Spanish Supreme Court to decide fate of jailed Catalans on Monday

Spain’s Supreme Court will decide on Monday whether to release jailed Catalan cabinet members, according to judicial sources. The officials were accused of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. Eight former Catalan cabinet members have requested their release ahead of a regional election on December 21 in the wake of an illegal independence vote in October. Pro-independence parties claim the election is a de facto vote on whether the region should continue to push for secession from Spain, Reuters said.