The Catalan High Court (TSJC) decided on October 13 to prosecute former Catalan premier Artur Mas, who left office in January 2016.

His former deputy premier and education secretary are also accused as collaborators in the organization of an illegal referendum.

Mas is accused of organizing an informal independence referendum in November 2014. At the time, the referendum took place despite a legal injunction by the Constitutional Court and opposition from the Spanish government.


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