25 Mar 2018

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany

Catalonia’s former President has been detained in Germany on an international warrant as he tried to enter the country from Denmark.

Carles Puigdemont fled Spain after a failed bid by his regional government to declare independence in October. He faces up to 25 years in prison in Spain on charges of rebellion for organising October’s illegal independence independence .

In Scotland, there’s potential embarassment for the SNP who have endorsed the views of the Catalan independence movement. The Education Minister now living there and who is now also on Spain’s wanted list.

Chris Cunningham reports.