October 17, 2021

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Catalan independence leader Carlos Puigdemont has been arrested in Italy

Carlos Puigdemont, who was deported to Belgium in a 2017 secession attempt to escape a Spanish trial, has not benefited from an amnesty granted to nine separatists imprisoned in Spain.

Pro-independence MEP and former Catalan President Carlos Puigdemont, who was deported to Belgium in 2017 after an attempt to separate Catalonia the same year, was arrested in Italy on Thursday, September 23, his lawyer announced. “Upon his arrival in Sardinia, President Puigdemont was arrested, where he became a MEP.” His lawyer, Gonzalo Boy, said on Twitter that his arrest was based on a European arrest warrant dated October 14, 2019.

The Catalan leader was arrested in Alghero, his chief executive, Joseph Luis Alley, confirmed on Twitter. When he arrived at the Alghero airport, he was arrested by the Italian border police. Tomorrow (Friday)The president will appeal to Sasari’s appellate court judges, who will decide whether to release him or deport him. “, Mr. Alloy said.

The European Parliament on March 9 removed the parliamentary immunity of Carlos Puigdemont and two pro-independence MEPs, which was confirmed by the European Court of Justice on July 30. Carlos Puigdemont, who was deported to Belgium in a 2017 separatist attempt to escape a Spanish trial, has not benefited from the pardon granted to nine separatists imprisoned in Spain at the end of June, while the Spanish government of socialist Pedro Sanchez still wishes he could try in Spain.

Carlos Puigdemont is being prosecuted “Treason” And charged “Public Financial Fraud”.

See also – Catalonia: Barcelona is divided by the European Parliament over the removal of Carlos Puigdemont’s parliamentary immunity.

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