2 Catalan separatist leaders accused for sedition

Jordi Cuixart (L), leader of Omnium Cultural, and Jordi Sanchez of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), arrive to the High Court in Madrid, Spain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

Spanish High Court orders on Monday detention of 2 Catalan separatist leaders under investigation for sedition.

Spain’s High Court said it had ordered that two leaders of Catalan separatist organizations be remanded in custody while they remain under investigation on suspicion of sedition, told Reuters.

According to Reuters, prosecutors have alleged that Jordi Sanchez, the head of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), and Jordi Cuixart, head of Omnium Cultural, were key to planning an Oct. 1 referendum on independence that the Spanish government considered illegal.