11:04 GMT +317 October 2018
Listen Live
    Catalan President Carles Puigdemont sings the Catalan anthem inside the parliament after a vote on independence in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

    Arrest Warrant for Ex-Catalan Head Puigdemont Issued by Spain

    © AP Photo / Manu Fernandez
    Europe
    Get short URL
    234

    MADRID (Sputnik) - Spanish Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena activated the European arrest warrant for former Catalan head Carles Puigdemont and a number of other politicians of the region, local media reported Friday citing its sources.

    Apart from Puigdemont, the judge requested to order European arrest warrants for four former regional ministers Toni Comin, Meritxell Serret, Lluis Puig and Clara Ponsati, according to El Pais newspaper.

    Llarena also issued a warrant for one of the Catalan secessionist leaders Marta Rovira, but did not activate the warrant for another separatist leader Anna Gabriel.

    Earlier, Puigdemont said that he was ready for talks with the central government, and believed that his return would be evidence of the normalization of politics and democracy in Spain.

    Related:

    Catalan Independence: No Meaningful Political Solution from Madrid - Analyst
    Spanish PM Calls Idea to Create Parallel Catalan Government in Brussels Crazy
    Over 10 People Detained in Rally Near Catalonia Court of Justice (PHOTO, VIDEO)
    Spanish Intel Spying on Catalan Lawmakers in Brussels - Spanish Parliamentarian
    It is Unlikely Catalonia Will Become Independent in Near Future - Lecturer
    Former Catalan President Puigdemont Says Political Allies Sacrificed Him
    Tags:
    Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia, Spain
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment