Catalan fighting extradition from Scotland poses nationalist dilemma

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LONDON (Reuters) - The case of a former Catalan separatist politician fighting extradition to Spain from Scotland is creating political complications at an awkward time for Edinburgh’s pro-independence government.

Clara Ponsati, a professor at the University of St. Andrews and a former Catalan education minister, is one of a number of separatist leaders who face charges of rebellion over a Catalan independence vote in October, banned under Spain’s constitution.

Period27 Mar 2018

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  • TitleCatalan fighting extradition from Scotland poses nationalist dilemma
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletReuters
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size4 min read
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/03/18
    DescriptionLONDON (Reuters) - The case of a former Catalan separatist politician fighting extradition to Spain from Scotland is creating political complications at an awkward time for Edinburgh’s pro-independence government.

    Clara Ponsati, a professor at the University of St. Andrews and a former Catalan education minister, is one of a number of separatist leaders who face charges of rebellion over a Catalan independence vote in October, banned under Spain’s constitution.
    Producer/AuthorDaniel Cetra; Elisabeth O'Leary
    URLhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-politics-catalonia-scotland/catalan-academic-fighting-extradition-from-scotland-stirs-nationalist-tension-idUSKBN1H313V
    PersonsDaniel Cetra