Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has refused Jordi Sánchez permission to leave prison on remand near Madrid to attend a confidence debate in his candidacy for First Minister of Catalonia in Barcelona on Monday, a spokeswoman confirmed to The Spain Report.

In his ruling, Judge Llarena wrote that there was a risk of Mr. Sánchez reoffending were he to be allowed to speak in the Catalan Parliament on Monday.

Mr. Sánchez had, specifically, "revalidated his commitment to offend, by becoming part of an electoral list that proclaims precisely that it wants to continue exercising the type of activity that is being tried", and shown an "obstinate determination" that led him not to stop "faced with the risk a violent social outbreak might occur".

Allowing Mr. Sánchez out for the day woul...

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