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Spain´s Supreme Court investigating ousted Catalan politicians

Spain’s Supreme Court will investigate six ex-members of the governing body of the now-dissolved Catalan parliament for possible charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement following the parliament’s declaration of independence last week. The six include ex-speaker of the parliament Carme Forcadell, one of the leading activists of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement …

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Catalans go back to work after Spain takes charge

Catalans go back to work after Spain takes charge

Catalonia’s civil servants face their first full working week since Spain’s central government overturned a declaration of independence by firing the region’s elected leaders. All eyes will be on whether the transfer of power will be smooth or face opposition, which could deepen a month-long political crisis. There was no …

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Spain to file rebellion charges against Catalan leader

Spain’s public prosecutor’s office will file rebellion charges next week against Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont, a spokesman said Friday after Catalonia’s regional parliament voted to declare independence. A court will then decide whether to accept the charges against Puigdemont. Under Spanish law, the crime of “rebellion” is punishable by …

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