Spain drops European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader

Spain has withdrawn the European arrest warrant for Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers, who fled to Belgium after the regional parliament declared unilateral independence, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

In a statement, the court said Judge Pablo Llarena, in charge of the case, decided to withdraw the warrant as the five have said they want to come back to Spain to participate in regional elections. He however maintains the Spanish arrest warrant, court sources said. – AFP.

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