Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Italy

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Italy

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Italy

France24 says European MEP and former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont — in exile in Belgium since 2017 after an attempt by the region to gain independence through a referendum that Spain ruled was unconstitutional — was arrested in Italy on Thursday, his lawyer said.

The European MEP was expected to appear in court on Friday at a hearing that could see him extradited to Spain to face sedition charges.

The Catalan leader — who has been based in Belgium since the 2017 referendum — was detained in Alghero, Sardinia, his chief of staff, Josep Lluis Alay, wrote on Twitter.

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210924-catalan-separatist-leader-carles-puigdemont-arrested-in-italy


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