The former leader of Catalonia surrendered to Belgian police

Carles Pujdeme

The former head of the government of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme and four other former advisers of Generalitat located in Belgium, voluntarily surrendered to the police. About it reports on Sunday, November 5, Reuters with reference to the Brussels Prosecutor’s office.

“This morning five people wanted by Spain, appeared before the police of Brussels. They were detained in 09:17”, — said at a press conference the representative office.

According to him, politicians will soon appear before court. The judge will make the decision on their arrest within 24 hours.

November 2, Spain’s national court issued the arrest warrant in Brussels Pokdemon and his companions, and decided to detain until the hearing on the merits eight other former advisers of the Catalan government. The lawyer of the former leader of the region said that his client has no plans to escape and will obey the decision of the Belgian justice.

The Catalan Parliament declared independence from Spain on October 27. The decision was made by secret ballot. Before the procedure, left the room, the deputies from the opposition parties opposing the separation region.

The Spanish government in response to the decision of Barcelona dismissed the Catalan Parliament. Early elections are scheduled for December 21.