VS Spain refused to release the Catalan politicians from prison

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The Spanish Supreme court refused to release from pre-trial detention for nine Catalan politicians who have been indicted in connection with the illegal referendum on independence on 1 October last year.

Politicians lawyers filed another appeal after the Supreme land court of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein on July 12 ruled that the former Prime Minister (Generalitat) of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme cannot be extradited to Spain on charges of organizing an uprising, recognizing the possibility of extradition on the basis of other charges against him — embezzlement of public funds.

The judge VS Spain Pablo Llarena not agreed to extradite Pokdemon only on the basis of allegations of embezzlement of state funds. The judge also annulled the European and international arrest warrants Pokdemon and other politicians outside Spain, Antoni Comines, Louis Puig, Maricel Serrat, Clara Ponsati and Martha Rovira. However, national warrants for their arrest remain in force, if the accused is on the territory of Spain, will be delayed.

Sun explained that the petition for the release of Catalan politicians from prison cannot be granted because the decision of the German court was concerned solely with the question of international cooperation in the field of law and has nothing to do with other court cases in Spain. The court also stated that defendants are trying to «turn a regional German court in extravagant supranational body in order to cancel the decisions taken by the Spanish judge» that «is unacceptable and doomed to failure.»

The court also rejected arguments of the defence that an exemption may be granted due to «changes in the social and political circumstances» in the country, saying that the court decision can not «depend on the daily political situation.»

The head of Generalitat Catalonia Kim Torre called the ruling «shameful.» «This case is a farce, and the court will be the most disgusting this proof,» wrote the President of the Catalan government Twitter. «This is a political issue that should be solved by political means. It is unacceptable to hold political prisoners in prisons. In Europe, refugees for freedom,» added Torre.

The former head of Generalitat Carles Pujdeme also condemned the court decision. «First they mix politics and justice, now confuse justice with revenge and punishment. Europe has clearly said that there was no uprising, no revolt,» he wrote on Twitter.

The judge VS Pablo Llarena March 23, was charged with 25 Catalan politicians in connection with the illegal referendum on independence, 13 of them in the organization of the uprising. Six people were put on the international wanted list, was issued warrants for their extradition, nine politicians are in prison. In pre-trial detention are former Deputy Chairman of the government of Catalonia Oriol Junqueras, former advisors of Generalitat Raul Romeva, Dolors bass, Joaquim Forn, Jordi and Josep Turull the Wheel, ex-Parliament speaker Karma Forcadell, the former head of the public organization Catalan national Assembly Jordi Sanchez and the head of another public organization Omniun Cultural Jordi Caesar.

Recently, they have been transferred from the Madrid prison facilities in Catalan — this was required they, their relatives and supporters of independence.

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