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Fugitive ex-Catalan president held by police in Germany, lawyer says

March 25, 2018 11:21 AM
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Fugitive ex-Catalan president held by police in Germany, lawyer says

Carles Puigdemont was taken to police station after trying to cross border to Denmark

Fugitive former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is being held by German police, his lawyer says.

Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas has confirmed to The Associated Press that German police stopped Puigdemont on Sunday when he was crossing the border to enter Denmark. He says Puigdemont is at a police station.

Alonso-Cuevillas says Puigdemont was on his way back to Belgium where he has been staying since fleeing Spain following a failed bid by his regional government in October to declare independence from Spain.

A Spanish Supreme Court judge reactivated an international arrest warrant for Puigdemont on Friday when he was visiting Finland.

Arrest warrants have also been issued for five other Catalan separatists.

Source: cbc.ca

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