Thursday, 2 November 2017

Catalan separatist leaders arrive in Madrid court without Puigdemont

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Catalan ousted President Carles Puigdemont

O
usted Catalan government members and lawmakers began arriving at two Spanish courts in Madrid on Thursday to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region's independence.


Twenty regional politicians, including sacked regional government president Carles Puigdemont, were called to appear after the chief prosecutor demanded charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement be pressed against them following the Catalan parliament's declaration of secession October 27.

Spain took the unprecedented step of seizing control of Catalonia following the declaration and later sacked the cabinet, dissolved the regional Parliament and called fresh regional elections for December 21.

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