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Spain: the prosecutor will prosecute the Catalan president for rebellion

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU – | Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, September 30, 2017 in Girona

Spain’s public prosecutor’s office will begin legal proceedings against Catalan President Carles Puigdemont next week for “rebellion”, a spokesman for the public prosecutor said after the adoption of a declaration of independence on Friday in the Catalan Parliament.

“The prosecution will file a complaint next week for rebellion against Carles Puigdemont”, an offense punishable by a prison term of up to 30 years, told AFP this spokesman.

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