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spain issues arrest warrant for ousted catalan leader puigdemont: lawyer

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spain issues arrest warrant for ousted catalan leader puigdemont: lawyer

a spanish judge has issued a european warrant for the arrest of ousted catalan leader carles puigdemont, his belgian lawyer told flemish television. “i have just received word from my client that indeed it (the warrant) has been issued against the president and four other ministers who are in belgium,” paul bekaert told the vrt channel."practically it means that the spanish judiciary will now send an extradition request to federal prosecutors in brussels," he said.it comes as a large chunk of catalonia's deposed government was behind bars thursday after a spanish judge ordered their detention pending probes into their role in the region's independence drive, prompting fresh street protests. puigdemont, dismissed last week as ca...