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Belgium: Puigdemont released as he turns himself to authorities

Belgium, Brussels
October 18, 2019 at 11:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was released by the Belgian authorities after he turned himself in following the latest arrest warrant issued by Spain.

"Since yesterday morning I have been at the disposal of the Belgian authorities after learning that there was a European arrest warrant. I have appeared before the judge and the judge has now set the conditions for my release without bail, with the possibility of leaving the country with his permission,” said Puigdemont.

A Spanish judge Llarena issued the third 'euro-warrant' against Puigdemont after the Supreme Court sentenced nine leaders of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement to between 9 and 13 years in prison for the role in the authorised referendum in 2017.

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was released by the Belgian authorities after he turned himself in following the latest arrest warrant issued by Spain.

"Since yesterday morning I have been at the disposal of the Belgian authorities after learning that there was a European arrest warrant. I have appeared before the judge and the judge has now set the conditions for my release without bail, with the possibility of leaving the country with his permission,” said Puigdemont.

A Spanish judge Llarena issued the third 'euro-warrant' against Puigdemont after the Supreme Court sentenced nine leaders of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement to between 9 and 13 years in prison for the role in the authorised referendum in 2017.

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