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Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

  • An international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont, the President of Catalonia, and four other ministers, has been withdrawn by a Spanish Judge.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.

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