Sacked Catalonian leader Puigdemont turns himself into Belgian police
BRUSSELS - Reuters
"They were deprived of their liberty at 9.17 am (0817 GMT)," the Belgian prosecutor’s office said.
The five were due to appear later Sunday before a judge who can decide whether to detain them or release them with conditions.
Only the five, their lawyer and an interpreter will be present at Sunday’s hearing, the prosecutor said.
Spain issued a warrant for their arrest on Nov. 3 after they failed to appear before a judge over alleged sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds.
The judge in Madrid had on Nov. 2 put Puigdemont’s deputy and seven other deposed regional ministers behind bars because of a risk that they would flee.