Spain's Supreme Court judges Friday ruled against allowing ousted Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras out of jail while he is investigated for
rebellion and other charges stemming from the restive region's recent
drive for independence from Spain.
In the decision, the judges
said there was a risk that Junqueras might again commit crimes as there
was no sign he intended changing his ways.
Junqueras was one of several members of Catalonia's sacked government
jailed on provisional charges after regional lawmakers declared
independence on October 27. Other ex-officials, including former President
Carles Puigdemont, are fugitives in Brussels.
Junqueras had hoped
to be released to take full part in Catalonia's new parliament following
elections imposed by Spain in which secessionist parties won the most