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Spain withdraws request for Puigdemont's extradition

The international arrest warrant for the former president of Catalonia has been withdrawn. He is currently in Belgium.

by Karl Penhaul

Spain's Supreme Court has withdrawn an international arrest warrant for the former regional president of Catalonia.

Carles Puigdemont, who is currently in Belgium - is still facing charges of sedition in Spain.

He is hoping that separatist parties will increase their majority in the regional parliament in elections later this month.

Al Jazeera's Karl Penhaul reports from Barcelona.


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