European MEP and former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont – arrested in Italy on Thursday after being deported to Belgium since 2017 after the region sought independence through a referendum that Spain declared unconstitutional. ۔
“President Peugeotmont. He was arrested on arrival. Sardinia, Where he was traveling as an MEP, “his lawyer, Gonzalo Boy, wrote on Twitter, adding that the arrest was made on the basis of a warrant issued in October 2019.
The Catalan leader was arrested in Alghero, its chief of staff Joseph Louis Alle wrote on Twitter.
“Upon his arrival at Alghero Airport, he was arrested by the police at the Italian border. Be handed over, “Ali said.
The European Parliament in March revoked the immunity of Peugeot and two other pro-independence MEPs, a decision that was later upheld by the EU General Court in late July.
Pogdemont is wanted along with former Catalan regional ministers Tony Komen and Clara Ponsati. Spain Allegations of a coup d’tat that Madrid ruled after the Catalan region’s attempt to gain independence through a referendum were unconstitutional.
In late June, Madrid pardoned Catalan separatists held in nine other prisons following a failed 2017 bid and released them from long prison sentences.