Germany: Exiled Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested near German border

Former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont was arrested by German police on Sunday. Footage shows images of the Federal Police border building at the Danish-German border. According to the State Criminal Office in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein's highway police detained Puigdemont shortly before noon. The former Catalan president was stopped by police when he was crossing the German border... Еще from Denmark. Puigdemont was reportedly en route to Hamburg, from where he is believed to have intended to return to Belgium. The former Catalan president had lived in Brussels since he fled Spain after being dismissed by the Spanish government following the Catalan unilateral declaration of independence on October 27, 2017. Puigdemont is facing up to 25 years in prison on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds over his role in the push for the Catalan divorce from Spain. An international arrest warrant for Puigdemont was re-activated by the Spanish Supreme Court on Friday when the exiled Catalan leader was visiting Finland.

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