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Spain Issues New International Arrest Warrant for Catalan Ex-President Puigdemont

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:29 GMT

A Spanish judge has issued on Monday 14th a new international warrant for the arrest of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont who fled to Belgium to avoid prosecution over the failed 2017 independence bid, AFP has reported.

The warrant, which calls for his detention on grounds of sedition and misuse of public funds, was issued shortly after the Supreme Court convicted 12 Catalan separatist leaders, nine of whom were handed lengthy prison terms of up to 13 years.

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