Ex-Catalan leader turns self in to Belgian police

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Sacked by Spanish authorities, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has turned himself in to Belgian police after an EU-wide arrest warrant was issued.

Four other cabinet members also turned themselves in at 9.17am local time on Sunday, according to the Belgian prosecutor’s office. The five are due to appear in court on Sunday; a judge will decide whether to detain or release them.

The arrest warrant, which Puigdemont is expected to contest, was issued on Friday. He was wanted by Madrid for lying and disobedience.

 

 

Source: News agencies