Brussels court delays hearing on former Catalan leader Puigdemont

Published October 29, 2019, 6:41 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Reuters

Catalonia’s ex-regional leader Carles Puigdemont said on Tuesday that a Brussels court had postponed a hearing on an arrest warrant issued by Spain to seek his extradition.

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is seen at the Justice Palace in Brussels, Belgium October 29, 2019. (REUTERS/Johanna Geron/MANILA BULLETIN)
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is seen at the Justice Palace in Brussels, Belgium October 29, 2019. (REUTERS/Johanna Geron/MANILA BULLETIN)

The court will hear the matter on Dec. 16, Puigdemont told reporters in Brussels, where he lives in self-imposed exile since a failed bid to seek independence for Catalonia.

 
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