Puigdemont not held, but date set for Belgian court appearance

Belgian authorities have set a Nov 17 date for the extradition trial of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, but has not kept him in custody.

by

    Catalonia's deposed president, Carles Puigdemont, and four of his colleagues are set to appear in a Belgian court next week.

    It's the start of proceedings to decide if they'll be sent back to Spain, where they face charges of sedition and rebellion.

    But Puigdemont has promised to resist extradition, saying he won't get a fair trial.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Brussels.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

    What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

    Analysts say that the recent covert ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia are due to a new regional paradigm.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.