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US News Spain: Catalan Independentist Carles Puigdemont stopped on its arrival in Italy

04:40  24 september  2021
04:40  24 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Catalonia ’s ex-president Carles Puigdemont has been arrested in Italy , Spanish media reported. The politician, wanted for a range of charges, including sedition, lost his immunity as a European Parliament member earlier this year. Puigdemont was wanted on allegations that he and other pro-independence politicians stirred “rebellion” and sedition after promoting and organizing an independence referendum in 2017. He fled to Belgium the same year, where he would be elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019 despite his fugitive status.

MADRID — Carles Puigdemont , the former separatist leader of Spain ’s Catalonia region, was arrested by the Italian police Thursday night on the island of Sardinia, his office said in a statement, on an arrest warrant issued by Spain ’s top court on charges of sedition. But Spain says it can’t offer any pardon to Mr. Puigdemont until he stands trial. The separatist conflict continues to be one of the most divisive political issues in Spain . In 2017, when Mr. Puigdemont was regional leader, Catalonia ’s government staged an independence referendum in defiance of Spain ’s government and its courts

L'indépendantiste catalan Carles Puigdemont a été arrêté jeudi 23 septembre 2021 à son arrivée en Sardaigne (Image d'illustration). © Raymond Roig AFP / Archivos The Catalan Independentist Carles Puigdemont was arrested Thursday, September 23, 2021 upon his arrival in Sardinia (image of illustration).

Independent and Ex-President Catalan Carles Puigdemont was arrested on Thursday, September 23 in Italy, announced his lawyer. He was in exile in Belgium since 2017 after the attempted secession of Catalonia the same year.

"President Puigdemont was arrested when he arrived in Sardinia, where he went as an Earputé," said his lawyer Gonzalo Boye on Twitter, explaining that his arrest had taken place on the basis of a mandate of European judgment dating from October 14, 2019. The 58-year-old Leader Catalan was arrested in Alghero, confirmed on Twitter his chief of staff, Josep Lluis Alay.

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Carles Puigdemont has escaped Spanish justice since 2017. Former president of the Catalan state government, Carles Puigdemont , was arrested in Sardinia on Thursday. His lawyer Gonzalo Boye confirmed his arrest on Twitter saying: "President Puigdemont has been arrested on his arrival in His arrest comes more than a week after Spain 's central government and the separatist government of Catalonia resumed talks aimed at settling a dispute over the region's push for independence. There has been no dialogue for one and a half years. Earlier in the month there were protests in Barcelona with

The former Catalan government head Carles Puigdemont has been detained by Italian police in Sardinia, his office said in a statement. Puigdemont , Antoni Comín and Clara Ponsatí – respectively the former health and education ministers in his government – had fled Spain in 2017 to avoid arrest in relation to the independence referendum. They have been the subject of European arrest warrants issued by Spain .

"Upon arrival at the Alghero airport, it was arrested by the police at the Italian borders. Tomorrow [Friday], the President will be presented to the Judges of the Sassari Court of Appeal, who is competent to decide on his release or extradition, "said Josep Lluis Alay. He said Carles Puigdemont went to Alghero to participate in a cultural festival and to talk to elected officials from the Italian Island.

Arrest While the negotiations in Catalonia repeats

the arrest in Italy of Mr. Puigdemont has occurred one week after the resumption of the negotiations between the Spanish government on the left and the Catalan Regional Executive, whose objective is to find A solution to the political crisis in Catalonia.

The European Parliament lifted parliamentary immunity from Carles Puigdemont and two other independently deputies on March 9 at a large majority (400 votes to 248), which had been confirmed on July 30 by the Tribunal of the European Union. But the decision of the European Parliament was the subject of an appeal in which the final judgment on the merits of the EU justice must be pronounced "at a later date". According to the interpretation of the lawyer of Carles Puigdemont, Gonzalo Boye, the decision of Parliament is therefore "suspended".

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Carles Puigdemont has escaped Spanish justice since 2017. Former president of the Catalan state government, Carles Puigdemont , was arrested in Sardinia on Thursday, Spanish media reported. Puigdemont has lived in Belgium for four years. He is a member of the European Parliament but has had his immunity stripped. Keywords Carles Puigdemont , Catalonia , Spain , Sardinia. Send us your feedback. Print Print this page.

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained Thursday in Sardinia, Italy , his lawyer said last night. Gonzalo Boye wrote on Twitter that the ex- Catalan regional president, wanted by Spain for his role in a failed bid for secession four years ago, was being held under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain in 2019. Puigdemont and a number of his separatist colleagues fled to Belgium in October 2017, fearing arrest after holding an independence referendum for Catalonia that the Spanish courts and government said was illegal.

The new Regional President of Catalonia, Father Aragons, a separatist, but a more moderate tendency than Carles Puigdemont, immediately reacted on Twitter, "[condemning] firmly persecution and judicial repression". Exiled in Belgium since the attempt of secession of 2017 to escape the prosecutions of the Spanish justice, Carles Puigdemont had not benefited from the grace granted at the end of June to nine independentists incarcerated in Spain, the Government of the Socialist Pedro Sánchez wishing always he is tried in Spain. Carles Puigdemont is continued for "sedition" and "diversion of public funds".

First arrest In 2018

main figure of the 2017 Catalonia secessracy attempt, Carles Puigdemont had been immediately removed by Madrid. He then fled to Belgium to escape the Spanish justice, who sentenced in October 2019 to the prison several former members of his government team for sedition.

In March 2018, Carles Puigdemont had been arrested for the first time at the request of Spain, Germany this time. But he had been released a few days later after the abandonment by the German justice of the prosecution of "rebellion" against him.

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