Catalan leaders facing rebellion charges 'flee to Belgium'

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Catalan leaders facing rebellion charges 'flee to Belgium'

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30 October 2017
Catalonia’s ousted president and several members of his deposed cabinet have fled to Belgium hours before Spain’s attorney general asked for charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds to be brought against them over their decision to declare independence last week.

Shortly after the possible charges were announced on Monday, Spanish media reported that Carles Puigdemont and five of his former ministers had driven to Marseilles and then caught a flight to Brussels. There was speculation they could be intending to set up a government in exile or claim asylum.

Spanish government officials said Puigdemont was in Brussels, which was confirmed late on Monday by Umberto Gambini, the head of Catalan legislator Ramon Tremosa’s office...
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