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Europe arrest warrants for 6 Catalan separatists

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24th March, 2018 10:54:05 printer

Europe arrest warrants for 6 Catalan separatists

 

Spain's Supreme Court says international arrest warrants have been issued for six fugitive Catalan politicians, including ousted regional chief Carles Puigdemont, who were indicted for rebellion on Friday.

 

The arrest orders also affect four more ex members of Puigdemont's cabinet and the separatist ERC party's Marta Rovira, who ignored a court summons on Friday and announced in a letter she was fleeing the country to live "in exile."

 

Spanish media say Rovira has arrived in Switzerland.

 

Rovira was only charged with rebellion for the attempt to make Catalonia independent of Spain. The other five Catalan politicians were also charged with misuse of public funds.

 

Spanish courts sought Puigdemont's extradition from Brussels last year but later canceled that petition amid concerns that Belgium might send him back but restrict the crimes with which he could be charged.


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