Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Sardinia, lawyer says

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Former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont has been detained on the Italian island of Sardinia. His lawyer Gonzalo Boye confirmed the arrest on Twitter late Thursday, and his Belgian lawyer also confirmed to dpa in Brussels that Puigdemont had been detained by Italian police in Sardinia. There was no initial confirmation from the Italian side. The arrest was under the European warrant issued by Spain’s Supreme Court targeting the Catalan separatist leader, who has been living in Belgium, La Vanguardia newspaper reported, citing judicial sources in Madrid. Puigdemont is now waiting for…

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