Spain requests warrant for Catalan leader

A Spanish prosecutor has asked a National Court judge to issue an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s ousted regional president and four of his ex-ministers.
The prosecutor made the petition to investigative magistrate Carmen Lamela on Thursday after ex-Catalan president Carles Puigdemont failed to appear in the Madrid court for questioning in a rebellion probe following the Catalan parliament’s declaration of independence from Spain Oct. 27.
Puigdemont and several of his ministers went to Brussels after the secession declaration and said they wouldn’t heed the summons.
Earlier, the judge questioned nine other Catalan ex-ministers and prosecutors asked for eight to be jailed unconditionally and one given the chance to pay bail.
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