Spain: Court “summons,” demands bribe from, president of occupied Catalonia

Source: Straits Times [Singapore]

“Spain’s top criminal court said on Tuesday (Oct 31) it had summoned Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont and 13 other former members of his government to be put under official investigation over the region’s separatist drive. The National Audience summoned the 14 to appear in court in Madrid on Thursday and Friday and gave them three days to pay a combined deposit against potential penalties of 6.2 million euros (S$9.8 million). Puigdemont and several of his former ministers travelled to Belgium after they were dismissed [sic] by Madrid on Friday as the [Spanish] government [invaded] the semi-autonomous region whose parliament had just declared unilateral independence.” (10/31/17)