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Pablo Llarena, the judge who oversaw the investigation that led to the Catalan independence trial, has issued a new European Arrest Warrant against Catalan president in exile Carles Puigdemont. After today's verdicts in the case from the Supreme Court in Madrid, he is now seeking the president's extradition for sedition and misuse of public funds.

The new order makes no mention, however, of the Catalan government ministers who went into exile with him: Toni Comín, Meritxell Serret, Clara Ponsatí and Lluís Puig.

The judge writes that "the accusation alone propitiated the flight of some of those allegedly responsible and would by itself justify the European Arrest Warrant." He also argues that today's sentences could increase the "risk that the fugitives" will now move to non-EU countries.

 

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