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Catalan officials' lawyers explains irregularities in Spanish judiciary's extradition order

16 May 2018 01:24 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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Belgium rejected extraditing three deposed Catalan ministers wanted by Spain. A Belgian judge dismissed on Tuesday the European Arrest Warrant issued by Spain for Lluís Puig, Toni Comín and Meritxell Serret. In a hearing in Brussels, the prosecutor and the defense agreed that the extradition request had “procedural defects” and “irregularities”, and was therefore rejected.

Belgian dismissal of the European Arrest Warrant could set a precedent for the case against Carles Puigdemont in Germay, said his lawyer, Jaume-Alonso Cuevillas. In fact, the EAW is "exactly the same," therefore containing the same “irregularities.

  • Catalan officials' lawyers explains irregularities in Spanish judiciary's extradition order