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Belgium: Brussels Prosecutor's Office abuzz after Puigdemont turns himself in to police01:31

Belgium: Brussels Prosecutor's Office abuzz after Puigdemont turns himself in to police

Belgium, Brussels
November 5, 2017 at 15:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

The King's Prosecutor's Office in Brussels was teeming with journalists on Sunday, during and after a press conference by the Brussels prosecutor's office spokesperson Gilles Dejemeppe.

Dejemeppe said that ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four other former regional ministers had presented themselves voluntarily to the police on Sunday morning. According to the prosecutor’s spokesperson, the “investigating judge has to decide within 24 hours” whether to carry out the EU arrest warrant issued by a Spanish judge on Friday.

The five leaders are said to be inside the King's Prosecutor's Office building.

Speaking with journalists after the press conference, Dejemeppe said that the prosecutor’s office would only be “checking documents received from Spain.”

The former Catalan leaders fled to Belgium after Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalonia following the declaration of independence.

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The King's Prosecutor's Office in Brussels was teeming with journalists on Sunday, during and after a press conference by the Brussels prosecutor's office spokesperson Gilles Dejemeppe.

Dejemeppe said that ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four other former regional ministers had presented themselves voluntarily to the police on Sunday morning. According to the prosecutor’s spokesperson, the “investigating judge has to decide within 24 hours” whether to carry out the EU arrest warrant issued by a Spanish judge on Friday.

The five leaders are said to be inside the King's Prosecutor's Office building.

Speaking with journalists after the press conference, Dejemeppe said that the prosecutor’s office would only be “checking documents received from Spain.”

The former Catalan leaders fled to Belgium after Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalonia following the declaration of independence.

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