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Court of Spain arrested 8 members of Government of Catalonia

  • Court of Spain arrested 8 members of Government of Catalonia

Madrid: The Spanish National Court has chosen a preventive measure for members of the Catalan government, it was decided to arrest eight former members of the government without an alternative to a bid bond. This is stated in the court's decision.

The judge of the National Court of Spain, Carmen Lamela, ordered the arrest of Vice-President of the Catalan Civilization Oriol Junqueras, the official representative of the civilianite Jordi Turull, the Minister of Catalonia for External Affairs Raul Romeva, the Minister of Territories of Catalonia, Josep Rull, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Dolors Bassa, the Minister of Management and Institutional Relations of Catalonia Meritxell Borras, Minister of Internal Affairs of Catalonia Joaquim Forn and Minister of Justice Carles Mundo.

Former adviser Santi Villa was released on bail of 50 thousand euros.

The judge argued her decision by the fact that the crimes that incriminate these individuals are severe and they face imprisonment for up to 30 years, so there is a risk of escape.

The leader of the Catalan separatists Carles Puigdemont, who is now in Belgium, did not attend the trial.

The Attorney General's Office of Belgium said that he would arrest the leader of the Catalan separatists Carles Puigdemont in case of a request from the European Prosecutor's Office and the announcement of the dismissed head of the Governmentof the north-eastern Spanish region in search.

On Tuesday, October 31, the Spanish Constitutional Court annulled the "Declaration of Independence" of Catalonia

On October 29, Belgium's Minister of Immigration, Theo Franken, said that if requested, his country could grant political asylum to Carles Puigdemont, leader of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia.

Parliament of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia on Friday, October 27, adopted a resolution that proclaimed the independence of the region from Madrid. For the independence 70 deputies voted, 10 against and 2 abstained. The Spanish Senate voted to activate Article 155 of the country's Constitution, which provides for the suspension of the region's autonomy and the imposition of direct subordination to the central government. The leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, who was removed, called on supporters of independence for democratic resistance against direct control from Madrid.

The representative of the Spanish government, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, said that Madrid is not against the participation of the head of the Catalan women's wife Carles Puigdemont in the election of the region.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday, October 27, announced the dissolution of the Catalan Parliament, led by its leader Carles Puigdemont, who on that day announced the adoption of a resolution on independence from Madrid. Also, Rajoy appointed the election of a new parliament on December 21 this year.

The corresponding decision was announced by Rajoy during a special meeting of the government of Spain and shortly after the leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont declared independence of the autonomous region. The upper chamber of the Spanish Parliament considered the necessity of applying Article 155 of the country's constitution, which provides for the deprivation of the status of autonomy in Catalonia.

In addition, he stated that apart from Puigdemont, he also dismissed his advisers, the general director of the Catalan police, Pere Soler, one of the general secretaries of the autonomous police, Cesar Puch, as well as the government delegates in Madrid and Barcelona. The decisions taken will take effect immediately after they are published in the official Gazette of the Government of Spain.


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