Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader Puigdemont

Madrid (AFP) – A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive.

The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations in the wealthy north-eastern region, with protesters chanting and waving Catalan flags of red and yellow stripes with a white star.

Spanish prosecutors want to charge Puigdemont, holed up in Belgium, with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. On Thursday the 54-year-old ignored a summons to appear before the same judge in Madrid.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/spain-seek-catalan-leaders-arrest-072812554.html

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