Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont held by German police
Puigdemont has been living in self-imposed exile in Brussels since October
German police say they have detained fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on a European arrest warrant.
Catalonia's exiled ex-president Carles Puigdemont arrested near German-Danish border on Sunday morning on foot of Spanish European arrest warrant— Derek Scally (@DerekinBerlin) March 25, 2018
They said “Mr Puigdemont is currently in police custody” and refused to give further details.
A Spanish Supreme Court judge charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians with rebellion on Friday for their attempts to make the region independent of Spain, dealing a heavy blow to the secessionist movement.
The judge ordered international arrest warrants for the six Catalan officials who are fugitives, including Mr Puigdemont.–PA