Jailed Catalonia leader Santi Vila to leave jail after paying bail

MADRID (Reuters) – Jailed Catalonia leader Santi Vila, among the nine Catalan leaders ordered to be held in custody on Thursday pending a potential trial over the region’s independence drive, was free to leave jail after paying bail, a court document showed.

Vila, who stepped down from the Catalan cabinet before a unilateral declaration of independence last Friday and has since been pushing for a negotiated solution with the government, was granted bail of 50,000 euros ($58,300) on Thursday.

(Reporting by Inmaculada Sanz; writing by Jesús Aguado; editing by Paul E. Day)