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European Parliament lifts immunity from Charles Puigdemont and two Catalan members

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:00 am

According to media reports, the European Parliament has voted to lift the immunity of Carles Puigdemont and two other members of the Catalan administration in Spain. Carles Puigdemont, former prime minister of Catalonia, led an illegal attempt to secede from Spain in 2017.

Reports say a referendum was held on Monday but was officially announced on Tuesday, with 400 European lawmakers supporting the lifting of parliamentary immunity in Puigdemont, while 248 rejected it and 45 abstained. The vote is set to take effect after it is issued, and the political immunity of these officials accused of acting against the unity of Spain has been lost.

European lawmakers also lifted immunity from former Catalan health minister Toni Comin and former regional education minister Clara Ponsati. The Spanish Supreme Court has indicted former Catalan Education Minister Ponsatí on charges of sedition. But “the European Parliament proposed decision” issued by the committee that has also been charged with abuse of public property, and they consider EAW.

Complaints have been charged with the Attorney General of the Spanish Supreme Court and filed a complaint against members of the former government and the Catalan parliament. The charges against the revolutionary crimes, insurgency and corruption. Several members of the Catalan left the Madrid court to hear the charges against the President, but I am far from CarlesPuigdemont not. He is believed to be in Brussels.

There were similar voices associated with AntoniComín and Clara Ponsatí, two Puigdemont aides who fled with him to Spain after an unofficial referendum on independence was held on October 1, 2017.

Decisions could lead to the reopening of surrender cases by all three members, who are seeking the Spanish justice system in connection with the illegal referendum and the demand for secession.

Former members of the cabinet were Puigdemont Spain were prosecuted and found that it made a revolution and misappropriation of public property, and to receive jail sentences in Catalan prisons.