In response to Reuters, Catalan separatist chief Karls Puigmont was arrested by Italian police in Sardinia.
Spain accused the previous Catalan chief Puigdemont of rebelling and aiding and abetting the 2017 independence referendum. The Spanish courtroom dominated that the referendum was unlawful.
In March of this 12 months, the European Parliament disadvantaged Puigmont of the immunity that Puigmont had loved as a parliamentarian since 2019. Since then, Puigmont has been residing in self-exile in Belgium.
His workplace mentioned that Puigdemont went to Alghero in Brussels on Thursday afternoon to take part within the worldwide Adefok exhibition and met with the regional leaders of Sardinia and their displays.
“When he arrived at Alghero airport, he was stopped by the Italian border police. He’ll seem earlier than the choose of the Sassari Courtroom of Attraction tomorrow, and the choose will determine whether or not to launch him or extradite him,” the workplace mentioned in an announcement.
His lawyer, Gonzalo Boye, confirmed on Twitter that Puigdemont had been detained, including that he was arrested underneath the European arrest warrant of October 14, 2019, which was suspended in accordance with “authorized requirements-just because the European Courtroom of Justice Narration of justice”.
Puigdemont was the topic of a European arrest warrant issued by Spain for his position within the independence try searching for extradition.
The referendum prompted Spain’s largest political disaster in many years. Since then, the Catalan Parliament unilaterally declared independence in October 2017, prompting the central authorities to train energy instantly from Madrid, and the authorities started to arrest separatist leaders.