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Politi­cians in cus­tody

- Crime · Politics · Spain · Carles Puigdemont · Catalonia

BRUSSELS: The five Cata­lan politi­cians wanted by Spain were taken into cus­tody ear­lier yesterday, a Brussels pros­e­cu­tor spokesper­son said, with­out nam­ing the peo­ple.

On Fri­day, Spain handed a Euro­pean ar­rest war­rant for ousted Cata­lan leader Car­les Puigde­mont and four of his as­so­ci­ates to Bel­gian pros­e­cu­tors. The doc­u­ments cited re­bel­lion, sedi­tion, mis­use of pub­lic funds, dis­obe­di­ence and breach of trust re­lat­ing to Cat­alo­nia’s in­de­pen­dence cam­paign.

“This morn­ing the five peo­ple wanted by Spain pre­sented them­selves to po­lice in Brussels. They were put in cus­tody,” spokesper­son for pros­e­cu­tors Gilles De­je­meppe said. – Reuters

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