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Sacked Catalonia Leader Turns Himself In

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On Sunday, Reuters reported that sacked Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four associates had turned themselves in to Belgian police, after Spain issued an arrest warrant for rebellion and sedition. All are wanted by Madrid for actions related to the push for the region’s secession from Spain. Puigdemont traveled to Belgium shortly after Madrid took control over all administration in Catalonia. Under the European arrest warrant system, the five defendants in Belgium can agree to an extradition order immediately or the judge can set bail or detain them.

Added on the 05/11/2017 10:42:09 - Copyright : Wochit

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