Charges Sought After For Catalan Leaders

Spain’s state prosecutor has called for rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges to be brought against Catalonia’s leaders.Attorney General Jose Manuael Maza called for the charges Monday, according to Reuters, to be brought against the region’s secessionist leaders including former President Carles Puigdemont, his deputy Oriol Junqueras, the Catalan government and members of parliament, including Speaker Carme Forcadell.As well as the charges of rebellion, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, the prosecutor also accused the region’s leaders of breaching the Spanish constitution.The request will now be considered by a judge and Maza has called for the Catalan leaders to testify.

Source: Spain calls for charges against Catalan leaders for ‘rebellion and sedition’ – CNBC

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.