by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/30/17, 10:40 am
Spain’s state prosecutor on Monday said he will pursue charges of rebellion, sedition, and embezzlement against the deposed Catalan leaders over their role in declaring independence in the autonomous region Friday. The charges could send the politicians to prison for up to 30 years. Chief Prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza said he would ask the judges for “preventive” measures against the officials. On Saturday, Catalan’s ousted president, Carles Puigdemont, urged independence supporters to peacefully resist the Spanish takeover.