The Supreme Court judge investigating nearly two dozen Catalan separatists for rebellion, sedition and the misuse of public funds has rejected a request from three men to be able to attend the confidence debate in the Catalan Parliament scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Judge Pablo Llarena ruled former Deputy First Minister Oriol Junqueras (Esquerra, ERC), former regional interior minister Joaquim Forn (PDeCat) and the former chairman of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Jordi Sánchez, may not leave prison, where they are currently on remand awaiting the outcome of the criminal investigation, for the day.

All three men were elected at the regional ballot on December 21, although Mr. Forn renounced his seat last week as part of a strategy described by Spanish newspapers as an att...

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