Oriol Junqueras to remain behind bars for parliament's opening session
Oriol Junqueras will not be able to attend the opening session of the new term in Catalan parliament on January 17. The Catalan deposed vice president, who has been in jail for over two months, was denied a permission to be present in the first plenary sessions of the chamber as an elected MP. He made an appeal on Wednesday to the Spanish Supreme Court in which, apart from asking for permission to attend the parliament's opening session, he also requested a transferral to a Catalan prison in order to be closer to his relatives. Yet the judge also denied this on Friday.