Carles Puigdemont and the four former regional ministers with him in Brussels have now been detained for 24 hours while they wait for a preliminary European Arrest Warrant hearing before the duty judge, a spokesman for the Belgian prosecutor's office confirmed during a press conference shortly after 2 p.m.

Mr. Puigdemont and the other four—Clara Ponsatí (education), Toni Comín (health), Lluís Puig (culture) and Meritxell Serret (agriculture)—handed themselves in to police at 9:17 a.m. this morning, after agreeing via the Belgian prosecutor to do so. The spokesman said the five had stuck ...