Catalonia's ex-president Puigdemont: I'm not in Belgium to seek asylum
Catalonia’s ousted president, Carles Puigdemont, has said he came to Belgium to act “in freedom and safety”, but not to seek political asylum. Speaking at packed press conference in Brussels, Puigdemont said he would return home immediately if a fair judicial process was guaranteed. On Monday, Spain’s attorney general called for charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds to be brought against him and 13 other separatist leaders. That request showed “a desire, not for justice, but for vengeance”, Puigdemont said.