Brussels court postpones extradition hearing on ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

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A court in Brussels has postponed until December the 16th a hearing on an arrest warrant from Spain for the extradition of Carles Puigdemont.

The former Catalan leader went into self-imposed exile in Belgium after Catalonia made a failed independence bid in October 2017, and has lived there since.

Spain, which previously failed to have Puigdemont extradited, renewed the attempt after its Supreme Court this month sentenced nine other separatist leaders to up to 13 years in jail.