Spanish Supreme Court criticizes Belgium after rejecting extradtition request
16 May 2018 06:56 PM
ACN | Barcelona
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.
The reason is that there was no arrest warrant in Spain issued for them, something mandatory for an EU arrest warrant to be taken into consideration.