By Alyssa McMurtry


Officials in the separatist-held Catalan Parliament announced their decision to comply with a Spanish Supreme Court ruling and strip Catalan President Quim Torra of his seat Monday.

Torra was found guilty of disobedience in December and barred from holding public office for 18 months for having refused to remove pro-independence symbols from public buildings ahead of regional elections.

Despite the ruling, Torra continued operating as Catalan president, arguing that the sentence would not take effect until after his appeal. However, last Thursday, Spain’s Supreme Court ruled that Torra should be stripped of his seat until

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