Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont
December 5 , 2017
An international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont, the President of Catalonia, and four other ministers, has been withdrawn by a Spanish Judge. Puigdemont and the four ministers had escaped to Belgium after declaring unilateral independence in a referendum. The referendum was declared illegal by the government of Spain. However, the judge maintained that Puigdemont and the ministers still face charges of rebellion and sedition.