A court in Madrid ordered the arrest of eight removed from office the Catalan Ministers. Also addressed the issue of a possible European warrant for the arrest of the leader of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon, who is now in Brussels. This is the BBC.

Prosecutors asked the judge to authorize the arrest of eight of the nine former members of the government who were present at the interrogation in Madrid.

They are accused of sedition and abuse of public funds.

It is also reported that the public Prosecutor has requested the European arrest warrant Pokdemon. The request also included four suspended the Catalan Minister, who did not attend the court in Madrid.

The same charges were brought five deputies of the Catalan Parliament and its speaker of the Karma Forcedel.

As the deputies are protected by immunity, their cases will be considered by the Supreme court. Hearings are scheduled for 9 November.

November 1 Pokdemon lawyer said that his client did not intend to return to Spain, but is ready to respond to questions from Belgium.

The court in Madrid decided to arrest 8 Catalan Ministers 02.11.2017

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