Ousted Catalan Leader Will Not Appear In Madrid Court To Face Charges


Updated at 10:12 a.m. Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has ignored a court order to return to Spain to face charges of sedition, though several other ministers of his deposed government did appear in court for questioning Thursday. Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium with several fellow separatist politicians earlier this week, said Tuesday that they had decided to "err on the side of caution" and leave Catalonia after Friday's formal declaration of independence.

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