Spain Charges Catalan Leaders with “Sedition, Rebellion & Embezzlement” & Implements Direct Rule

    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/30/spain_charges_catalan_leaders_with_sedition"><img alt="_s1_catalonia" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/14/39214/w320/_S1_Catalonia.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>Spanish prosecutors say they will seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against ousted Catalan Cabinet officials. This comes after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced his Cabinet had fired Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and dissolved the region&#8217;s Parliament, just after Catalonia&#8217;s regional Parliament voted Friday for independence by a margin of 70 votes to 10. On Sunday, tens of thousands of pro-unity demonstrators waved Spanish, Catalan and European Union flags on the streets of Barcelona. We are joined by John Carlin, a journalist and contributor to the Spanish newspaper El País until two weeks ago, when he was fired for writing an article in The Times of London headlined &#8220;Catalan independence: arrogance of Madrid explains this chaos.&#8221;

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