BRUSSELS — The previous president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, and 4 former members of his regional authorities turned themselves in to the Belgian police on Sunday morning, a spokesman for the Brussels prosecutor’s workplace stated.
The spokesman, Gilles Dejemeppe, stated that they might be questioned over the subsequent 24 hours by an investigative decide.
A Spanish decide issued a world arrest warrant on Friday for Mr. Puigdemont and the 4 former members of his cupboard, who left Catalonia for Brussels. The warrant was despatched to the Belgian federal prosecutor.
Mr. Puigdemont advised RTBF, a Belgian tv broadcaster, on Friday that he was “utterly out there to cooperate” with the Belgian courtroom system, which he referred to as “the actual justice.”
“At this level there are not any ensures of getting a simply and unbiased trial which might escape the big strain and affect of politics on the judicial powers in Spain,” Mr. Puigdemont stated.
In complete, the Spanish authorities are in search of to prosecute 20 politicians on revolt and different expenses for declaring Catalonia’s independence from Spain final month. A number of former members of the Catalan regional authorities have been jailed with out bail final this week, pending trial.
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