Catalonia leader Puigdemont has turned himself in to Belgian police

Sacked Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont has turned himself in to Belgian police, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Sunday, citing a source.
Belgian prosecutors, who have a European arrest warrant from Spain for Puigdemont and four of his associates, said they had all turned themsleves in at around 9 AM on Sunday morning, and been arrested.
They will be detained for an initial 24-hour period while Belgian justice decides how to proceed. It can continue to detain them while Spain processes its extradition demand, it can free them on bail under conditions while their case is heard, or it can decide not to pursue the warrant and allow the men to go free. The deadline for the judicial decision is 9.17 on Monday morning.
The latter case appears to be highly unlikely, and it would trigger a diplomatic crisis between Spain and Belgium.
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