European arrest warrant issued for ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

Spanish judge issues warrant one day after ordering eight former members of Catalan cabinet in custody of region’s independence push

A Spanish judge has issued an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s ousted president a day after she jailed eight members of the region’s separatist government pending possible charges over last week’s declaration of independence.

In the latest twist in Spain’s worst political crisis in four decades, a national court judge issued a European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont in response to a request from state prosecutors.

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