EX-CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT FACES ISSUE OF ARRESTMENT WARRANT BY SPAIN




Mustafa AY – TDO –05.11.2017 Spanish government issued an arrestment warrant of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and 4 ministers who fled to Belgium, following Madrid’s firm sanctions over Catalan autonomous government such as apprehension of Catalan independence movement leaders. Since Puigdemont is in Belgium when confronting with the domestic arrestment warrant by a Spanish judge, Spanish government cannot legally touch him. For this reason, on Saturday, Madrid issued another arrestment warrant, but on international level.

Belgian Federal Prosecutor Eric Van Der Sijpt confirmed that they’ve just taken international arrestment warrant for Carles Puigdemont. The international arrestment warrant of Spanish National Court for Puigdemont and 4 ministers encompasses the charges of insurrection against Spanish, treason and abuse of public means. Belgian statutory authorities made remarks like that they have time and need to scrutinize the charges and to follow the procedures so that the process of prosecution, which Spanish authorities execute, can be guaranteed to be convenient to international human rights.