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Catalan president Artur Mas charged with organising illegal independence referendum


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Catalan president Artur Mas charged with organising illegal independence referendum

The Catalan president Artur Mas has been charged under Spain’s civil disobedience laws with organising a referendum on independence in November last year.

Under Spain’s constitution it is illegal for regions to split. The decision to charge Mas comes days after a coalition of seperatist parties, including his own, won a majority in the regional parliament.