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Scotland's public prosecutors have confirmed this Saturday that they have received a European arrest warrant against Clara Ponsatí, Catalan education minister since 2017. A spokesman for the Scottish prosecution service, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, has indicated that the office is in possession of the warrant but that it would be "inappropriate" to comment on further.

Ponsatí, who was one of five members of the Catalan government who went into exile in Belgium in October last year, had returned to live in St. Andrews, Scotland, where she is a university professor, at the beginning of this month.

Last Friday, Spanish Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena ordered the activation of European arrest warrants against all the exiled members of the Catalan government, who have been charged with rebellion, disobedience and misuse of public funds in relation to the Catalan independence referendum on October 1st last year. Arrest warrants were first issued last year against the Catalan exiles but were then withdrawn by the judge.

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