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Spain prosecutors threaten to arrest Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain's state prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of Catalan mayors who cooperate with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid and threatened to arrest those who do not comply. The prosecutors' office ordered the mayors who have so far agreed to help stage the vote be summoned to court as official suspects and if they do not appear to "order their arrest", according to copy of the ruling obtained by AFP.
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