Catalan ex-president, 4 former ministers surrender before police

ANI | Updated: Nov 05, 2017 20:08 IST

Brussels [Belgium], Nov 5 (ANI): Catalan ex-president Carles Puigdemont and four other former ministers surrendered before police, according to Belgium's state broadcaster.

Puigdemont and the former-ministers had fled to Belgium after being removed from power by Spanish authorities as part of a crackdown to obstruct region's illegal declaration of independence.

Earlier on Saturday, Puigdemont took to twitter and wrote in Dutch that he is "prepared to fully cooperate with Belgian justice following the European arrest warrant issued by Spain."

A Spanish National Court judge on Friday had issued warrants for the five politicians on suspicion of five crimes, including rebellion, rebellion and embezzlement.

This came a day after the same judge sent eight former Catalan Cabinet members to jail without bail.(ANI)