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Belgian judiciary sets November 15 date for exiled leaders' extradition hearing

The defense teams of the former ministers will ask to postpone the court visit as Puigdemont did

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08 November 2019 02:02 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

A Belgian judge has set a date of November 15 for the hearing of the extradition orders of Toni Comín and Lluís Puig, who are both in exile in the country.

The two former Catalan ministers voluntarily presented themselves to the Belgian authorities last week, and the judge released the pair without conditions. 

Spain sent out a new European arrest warrant for the exiled leaders following the guilty verdict in the Catalan Trial, along with former president Carles Puigdemont and another exiled former minister Clara Ponsatí, who is in Scotland. 

The defense are planning on requesting that the court date be postponed, as Puigdemont did, and also to join the cases together. Puigdemont’s oral hearing on the matter is scheduled for December 16.

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  • Former ministers Toni Comín and Lluís Puig leave a Belgian court after their hearing on November 7, 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

  • Former ministers Toni Comín and Lluís Puig leave a Belgian court after their hearing on November 7, 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

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