donning the role of comedian-in-chief, Fox. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui also ordered the government to ensure protection for the fundamental rights of residents of the capital to go about their daily lives, Khan, 2017. (AP) Top News Ousted Catalan government members and lawmakers began arriving at two Spanish courts in Madrid on Thursday to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region’s independence Twenty regional politicians including sacked regional government president Carles Puigdemont were called to appear after the chief prosecutor demanded they be charged with rebellion sedition and embezzlement following the Catalan parliament’s declaration of secession October 27 Spain took the unprecedented step of seizing control of Catalonia following the declaration and later sacked the cabinet dissolved the regional Parliament and called fresh regional elections for December 21 Puigdemont who fled to Belgium with some of his ex-Cabinet members will remain in Belgium and not appear according to his lawyer which could trigger a warrant for his arrest and an extradition petition The group summoned includes Puigdemont’s 13-member former Cabinet and six parliamentary board members Puigdemont’s No 2 Oriol Junqueras was the first to arrive at the National Court He went in accompanied by lawyers passing by dozens of journalists declining to answer questions The crimes being probed are punishable by up to 30 years in prison under Spanish law Puigdemont said he and six ex-ministers went to Brussels some days ago for “freedom and safety” Two of the ex-ministers returned to Spain and were scheduled to be among an estimated 15 lawmakers expected to appear Four ex-ministers remained in Brussels with Puigdemont Besides the ex-Cabinet members six regional parliament members are to appear before the Supreme Court in a parallel probe They include former Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell one of the leading figures of the pro-independence movement in Catalonia for many years who arrived at the court shortly after 9 am (0800 GMT) About two dozen politicians and elected officials from Catalan separatist parties gathered at the gates of the Supreme Court in a show of support for them Assumpcio Lailla a former lawmaker with Catalonia’s Democrats party said she had traveled to Madrid joining around 100 other politicians and elected officials to show support to those investigated in the rebellion probe “This is an unjust situation in which they are being investigated for facilitating democracy” she said “I don’t understand how Europe can look away from democracy” The supporters greeted some of the lawmakers that are being questioned Tuesday at the Supreme Court cheering and shouting: “Freedom Freedom” and “we are not afraid” Across the street half a dozen protesters with Spanish flags were stopped by police They shouted at the Catalan politicians “cowards” and “to jail to jail” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News 2,concerned revenue officers and social activist Indukumar Jani were also present at the function.

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