October 31, 2017

Puigdemont Seeks Asylum In Belgium After Spain Files Charges Against Catalan Government For Rebellion

Update: As we warned earlier, La Sexta has just reported that (former) Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will seek asylum in Belgium.

According to eldiario.es, Puigdemont has made the decision to travel to Brussels advised by a legal team that recommends him to remain in that country.

The movement of the former Catalan president intends to internationalize the judicial decisions and to force the Belgian justice to position itself on the possible emission of a euroorder of detention by Spain. In addition, the expresident and the exconsellers that accompany him raise the possibility of requesting political asylum in that country. Read more.


- Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has fled the country amid rebellion charges (video) - Independent

- Catalonia crisis hits home in Belgium - Politico
- Catalonia Leader Turns Up in Belgium After Spain Seeks Prosecution - NY Times

- Spain Divided: Country deeply split over Catalan independence (video) - RT
- Madrid stuck in the past with idea of unity above all else – Catalan MEP (video) - RT

- Ousted Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'not seeking asylum' (video) - Al Jazeera

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