February 22, 2018, 7:35

Belgian Court Releases Puigdemont Conditionally

Belgian Court Releases Puigdemont Conditionally

The former Catalan leader and his former advisers were released on condition, that they would not leave the country until the issue of their deportation to Spain is resolved.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Belgian court releases ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, and several of his former advisers, on certain conditions, the vice president of the pro-independence organization Catalan National Assembly said on Monday.

“Ex-Catalan head and his former advisers, who are accompanying him in Belgium, were released on condition, that they would not leave the country until the issue of their deportation to Spain is resolved,” Agusti Alcoberro wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the former Catalan leader has fled to Belgium after the Spanish authorities sacked him and his administration in the wake of the declaration of Catalonia’s independence.

On Thursday, a Spanish court ordered to put eight former members of the Catalan government, into custody. They are accused of organizing an uprising and embezzling state funds.

Former head of the Catalan government Carles Puigdemont has a chance to escape the punishment in Spain, the Brussels bar association source told Sputnik earlier.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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