The Director of Public Prosecutions, José Manuel Maza, made a brief public statement on Monday morning to announce his office is filing accusations against the former Catalan government and the Speaker's Committee of the Catalan Parliament.

Mr. Maza said the accusations would be for rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.

Copies of the accusations released to the media shortly afterwards show there are 20 accused in total: all 14 former members of former Catalan government and six members of the Speaker's Committee in the dissolved Catalan Parliament.

All 20 are to be accus...