Judge of the National court of Spain Carmen Lamela ruled on the detention of eight former councillors (members) governments (Generalitat) of Catalonia. It is reported by El Pais.
All former officials indicted in the attempted mutiny, sedition, and financial irregularities. According to the publication, all of those arrested refused to answer the judge’s questions.
The only former member of the Catalan government Advisor on entrepreneurship, Santi Vila, who retired from his post the day before the Declaration of independence, autonomy released on bail in 50 thousand euros.
Earlier, on 2 November, the General Prosecutor’s office appealed to the national court with a request to issue international arrest warrants for the former leader of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon and four former members of the regional government, who are now in Brussels.
On the eve of Pujdeme released a statement in which called the prosecution of his associates as political persecution, “a perfect dictation of the Spanish government.” He also said it is preparing a variety of claim a statement of complaint against Madrid in various instances of the European Union.
The Catalan Parliament declared independence from Spain on October 27. The decision was made by secret ballot. Before the procedure, left the room, the deputies from the opposition parties opposing the separation region.
The Spanish government in response to the decision of Barcelona dismissed the Catalan Parliament. Early elections are scheduled for December 21.
On 1 October, the region held a referendum on independence. More than 90 percent of those who voted for secession of Catalonia from Spain. The Central government tried to prevent the holding of the plebiscite, including power methods.