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Fugitive ex-member of Catalan government moves to Scotland

11 March, 2018 10:55 AM
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A fugitive former member of Catalonia’s regional government says she has moved to Scotland from Belgium, where she had fled from a Spanish court investigation into a secession plot.

Clara Ponsati, the Catalan former education chief, said Saturday that she had returned to reaching at University of St. Andrews. She appears as a faculty member of the School of Economics and Finance on the Scottish university’s website.

Ponsati had been in Belgium ever since fleeing Spain along with Catalan ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont and three other former cabinet members following an unsuccessful bid to declare independence from Spain in October.

An international arrest warrant had been issued for all five separatist leaders, but a Spanish judge later withdrew it.


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