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Spain issues international warrants for Catalan separatists

Spain issues international warrants for Catalan separatists

MADRID: A Spanish today issued international arrest warrants against Catalonia’s former Puigdemont and four others involved in the region’s independence movement, the announced.

Pablo Llarena, who is handling the case concerning Catalonia’s secession bid last October, issued the international and European arrest warrants for Puigdemont and four other former ministers who are in self-imposed exile in 

An international warrant was also issued for a sixth Catalan separatist who failed to appear in court on Friday and is now in non-EU Switzerland, according to Spanish media.

In December the dropped European arrest warrants for Puigdemont and the four other deputies who fled to Belgium, saying the warrants would complicate the overall probe into the region’s leaders.