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Spanish Judge Issues European Arrest Warrant for Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont

  • A day after a Spanish judge jailed 8 members of the dissolved Catalonian government, she issued an European arrest warrant for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Reports say the international arrest warrant for Puigdemont was issued after Spain’s state prosecutors asked for it. In an interview late on Friday, Puigdemont said that he will not flee “real justice” and offered full cooperation with Belgian justice system. The Catalan leader (who is currently staying in Brussels after Spanish PM dissolved the autonomous government) also reiterated that everything including the trial is politicized and there is no fair chance of “independent trial” in Spain.