Puigdemont to return to Belgium and pursues separatist campaign

Puigdemont to return to Belgium and pursues separatist campaign

Spain's Supreme Court overturned a European arrest warrant against Puigdemont last week after Berlin refused to extradite him

Puigdemont expected extradition orderREUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke - 25.7.2018Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who faces charges of rebellion in Spain, announced on Wednesday that he will leave Germany and return to Belgium, where he will continue to campaign for separation of the region from the rest of Spain.The Spanish Supreme Court overturned a European arrest warrant against Puigdemont last week after Berlin refused to extradite him to face charges of declaring independence from the northeastern Spanish region last year, a move Madrid considered illegal.Puigdemont said he will return to Brussels with his family on Saturday."Everyone knows this is no longer an internal affair in Spain," he told a news conference in Berlin, adding that the separatist campaign he will continue to promote from Belgium has taken on a European aspect.Follow the international news on R7The Spanish annulment of the arrest warrant clearly illustrated the difficulty the count...


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