TWO senior Catalan separatist government figures must stay in jail but six others have been freed, a Spanish supreme court judge has ruled. 

The six must post bail of €100,000 while Mr Puigdemont’s deputy Oriol Junqueras and Catalan ex-Interior Minister Joaquim Forn must stay in jail.

Both Junqueras and Forn are jailed alongside grassroots leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart.

Those freed are:

  • Former Labour Minister Dolors Bassa
  • Former foreign policy chief Raül Romeva
  • Former Justice Minister Carles Mundó
  • Former Culture Minister Meritxell Borras
  • Former Sustainable Development Minister Josep Rull
  • Former Government Presidency Councillor Jordi Turull

The eight politicians are accused of rebellion, which carries a prison sentence of 30 years, and sedition over the region’s illegal independence referendum in October.