...called next year. Jail and MEPs While Thursday's ruling was possibly good news for the Spanish government, it was tempered by a decision by the EU's top court that Spain should have let imprisoned independence politician and leader of ERC, Oriol ... Junqueras, out of jail to take up his MEP seat in Brussels, and so giving him immunity. The decision is only for guidance and the Spanish Supreme Court must now make its ruling. This could clear the way for other pro-independence MEPs who were refused ... time he was only on remand and not sentenced, and then should have requested special dispensation from the EU parliament to put him back in jail again. Junqueras was eventually sentenced for sedition.