A new European arrest warrant has been issued for St Andrews University professor Clara Ponsatí. 

The professor is wanted in Spain and is facing charges of sedition and will report to St Leonards police station in Edinburgh on Thursday morning before appearing in court

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Ponsati, who has been working at the University of St Andrews since 2016, denies any wrongdoing and will resist extradition. 

A previous warrant was withdrawn last summer but the academic again faces being sent to Spain to stand trial following guilty verdicts against pro-independence politicians and activists.


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Last year, Spain withdrew the previous European arrest warrant for Prof Ponsati, four months after she was arrested by Scottish police.

Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer tweeted that the charges against Clara Ponsati should be ‘dismissed immediately’. He tweeted: "Abuse of the European Arrest Warrant for political trials can't be tolerated. Nonsense charges against Clara Ponsati should be dismissed immediately."

The ex-Catalan education minister is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

A police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm we are in possession of a European Arrest Warrant for Clara Ponsati.

“We have now been in contact with her solicitor, who is making arrangements for her to hand herself in to police.”

Economics professor Ms Ponsati was arrested in March 2018 and a four-week extradition hearing was expected to be heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last July.

But a Spanish Supreme Court judge dropped the extradition request and the warrant was formally discharged.

Speaking then, she said she was “determined to keep fighting for the freedom of all political prisoners, for civil rights in Catalonia and Spain and for the Republic of Catalonia”.