Latest Carles Puigdemont News

The Latest: Imprisoned Catalan activist aims for amnesty law

Oct. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalan protests and politics (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The former head of a pro-independence group in Spain's Catalonia region says he will fight to get the European Court of Human Rights to overturn his sedition conviction and to secure amnesty from Spain. Jordi...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

AP Explains: A look at the verdict in Spain separatist trial

Oct. 14, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A dozen Catalan politicians and activists have been convicted on charges of sedition, misuse of public funds and disobedience for their role in an illegal and failed secession attempt for the northeastern region of Spain in 2017. Former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras...

Spanish Supreme Court says judge has issued international arrest warrant for Catalan ex-President Carles Puigdemont

Oct. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Supreme Court says judge has issued international arrest warrant for Catalan ex-President Carles Puigdemont.

Thousands march as Catalonia marks secession vote date

Oct. 1, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of supporters of the secession of Catalonia from the rest of Spain marched in Barcelona on Tuesday to mark two years since a banned independence referendum that shook Spanish politics and set off the nation's worst institutional crisis in decades. More rallies were held in...