The National High Court in Madrid (Audiencia Nacional) is to try former Catalan Police Chief Josep Lluis Trapero for two charges of the crime of sedition and an additional charge of criminal organisation, the court confirmed in a ruling on Thursday morning.

The events under consideration took place on [September 20 and 21][a] outside the regional economy ministry in central Barcelona, and on October 1 during the illegal referendum organised by Catalan separatists on independence from Spain.

Sedition in the 1995 Spanish Criminal Code is [a public order offence][s] related to obstructin...