November 2, 2017 / 4:31 PM / a year ago

Spanish judge orders arrest of ousted Catalan leader: La Vanguardia

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a news conference at the Press Club Brussels Europe in Brussels, Belgium, October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Thursday issued a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his sacked cabinet, now in Belgium, after they failed to appear at a High Court hearing, newspaper La Vanguardia said.

A spokeswoman for the High Court could not confirm the warrant had been issued.

Spain’s state prosecutor had asked the judge to issue such a warrant earlier in the day.

Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Jesus Aguado

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