La Fiscalía belga pedirá este martes que Puigdemont sea entregado a España por sedición y malversación

Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont arrives to give a speech in Barcelona on September 20, 2017.
Spanish police detained 13 Catalan government officials as they continued to crack down on preparations for an independence referendum in the region which Madrid says is illegal, sparking angry protests in Barcelona. The operation comes amid mounting tensions as Catalan leaders press ahead with preparations for an independence referendum on October 1 despite Madrid's ban and a court ruling deeming it unconstitutional.

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The Belgian Prosecutor’s Office will ask a Brussels Court today to execute the European arrest warrent to hand over former Catalunia president Carles Puigdemont to Spain for sedition and embezzlement.

Puigdemont’s lawyers plan to request a postponement to have “more time to prepare” the defence, it’s believed the judge will set a new date, probably at the beginning of December.

Puigdemont who is living in self-imposed exile in Belgium remains free without bail, but is subject to conditions and cannot leave the country without authorisation from the judge.