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Ex-Catalan leader appears before Belgian authorities over arrest warrant

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Spain seeks to extradite Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia braces for general strikeCarles Puigdemont, the former Catalan president who led the region’s failed bid for independence two years ago, has handed himself into judicial authorities in Belgium in response to the reactivation of an international arrest warrant against him earlier this week.His appearance came as Catalonia braced for a general strike and a huge demonstration in Barcelona following a fourth night of violent protests triggered by the jailing of nine pro-independence leaders by the Spanish supreme court on Monday. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/18/ex-catalan-leader-carles-puigdemont-belgian-authorities-arrest-warrant

Author : Sam Jones in Madrid

Publish date : 2019-10-18 10:32:47

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