World Carles Puigdemont claims his immunity before the hearing on his extradition in Spain

01:16  02 october  2021
01:16  02 october  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Former Catalan government head detained in Sardinia, his office says

  Former Catalan government head detained in Sardinia, his office says Former Catalan government head detained in Sardinia, his office saysSpain has accused the Catalan separatist leader with sedition, claiming he helped organise a 2017 independence referendum deemed illegal by Spanish courts.

Carles Puigdemont, en mars 2018, au parlement finlandais à Helsinki. © Martti Kainulainen / AFP Carles Puigdemont, in March 2018, in the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki.

Carles Puigdemont once again asked for its immunity this Friday, October, despite a first refusal of European justice in July. It would allow him to avoid extradition to Spain, where he will be judged.

The former president of the Catalonia Carles Puigdemont asked the European Justice to make it its immunity from Member of the European Parliament , announced his lawyer this Friday, October 1st. He wishes to oppose it at the extradition request of the Spain examined Monday by an Italian court.

A first request rejected

Spain: Carles Puigdemont, the face of the Catalan independence

 Spain: Carles Puigdemont, the face of the Catalan independence © AFP i Nterpelé Thursday in Italy on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by the Spanish justice, Carles Puigdemont has become the face of independence Catalan since the attempt of secession of Catalonia that he has conducted in 2017. "Enough. The amnesty is the only way. Self-determination The only solution. At your side Carles", hastened to react on Twitter The current President Catalan peres Aragonès at the announcement of the arrest of Mr.

in July, the EU Tribunal had rejected a previous request for immunity. "There is no reason to consider that the Belgian judicial authorities or that the authorities of another Member State could carry out the European arrest mandates issued against the members and could bring them back to the Spanish authorities ", had judged the Vice President of the EU Tribunal.

The European magistrate, however, stated that Carles Puigdemont and the other Catalan independentists elected to the European Parliament had the opportunity to introduce a new application for referred, "

, in particular in the case of their arrest by an authority of executing a State Member or implementation of a process for their delivery to the Spanish authorities ".

Improvement of rebellion: Catalonia ex-government leader Puigdemont in Italy arrested

 Improvement of rebellion: Catalonia ex-government leader Puigdemont in Italy arrested The former Catalan head of government Carles Puig demont has been arrested on the Italian Mediterranean Sardinia. That wrote his lawyer Gonzalo Boye on Thursday evening on Twitter. Puigdemont's Belgian lawyer Simon Bekaert confirmed the German Press Agency in Brussels, Puigdemont had been arrested in Sardinia. © AFP against Carles Puigdemont was an international arrest warrant.

The European Parliament deprived it from its immunity on March 9 by a vote at a large majority. This measure was confirmed on July 30 by the European Union Tribunal. The decision of the European Parliament, however, is the subject of an appeal and the definitive judgment on the substance has not yet been rendered by the justice of the EU.

The request was submitted for referred to the EU Tribunal.

A European arrest warrant against

elected to the European Parliament in 2019, Carles Puigdemont, 58, is under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain. It was arrested last week in Italy, Alghero Airport, Sardinia, where he was going to participate in the Catalan Adifolk and Madrid festival claimed extradition.

released the next day,

he returned to Brussels where he resides , but he committed to return to Sardinia for the hearing on Monday on the request for extradition. He will attend the hearing, assured a member of his legal team.

The Spanish Justice accuses Carles Puigdemont of "

Sedition" and " Diversion of Public Funds " for its role in the attempt in 2017 to provoke the secession of Catalonia, one of the worst crises crossed by Spain. Since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975.

Italy suspends the procedure for Carbes Puigdemont pending a European decision .
© Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters Carles Puigdemont welcomes its supports at the exit of the court of Sassari, in Sardinia, Monday, October 4, 2021. the examination of the mandate European arrest and extradition request to Spain of the Catalan leader is suspended. The Judges of the Sassari Court of Appeal, in Sardinia, have decided on Monday to wait until the appeals trained by the defense of Carles Puigdemont before the European justice succeed.

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