The former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont has been arrested this Thursday in Sardinia, according to The Spanish has advanced and has been able to confirm elDiario.es. Puigdemont, persecuted by the justice in Spain since 2017, has been arrested by the Italian authorities due to the international search warrant issued by the Supreme Court. According to sources familiar with his situation, the expresident is at the Italian airport police station.
The European Justice withdraws the immunity to Puigdemont and considers the Euroorders suspended
Justice put in search and capture several of the escapees in 2017: the former president Carles Puigdemont, Marta Rovira and the ex-councilors Toni Comín, Clara Ponsatí, Lluís Puig and Meritxell Serret. They were the ones who decided not to attend the summons of the National High Court when the case against the unilateral procés procés began. Since then and to date, the Supreme Court judge, Pablo Llarena, has lifted and reactivated these international and European arrest warrants several times depending on the development of the case before judicial bodies in other countries.
In the case of Carles Puigdemont, prosecuted for rebellion and embezzlement since 2018, the General Court of the European Union decided to withdraw his parliamentary immunity. At that time, the resolution understood that as long as it did not pronounce on the situation of the rest of the MEPs, “nothing allows it to be considered that the Belgian judicial authorities or that the authorities of another Member State can execute the European arrest warrants issued against the deputies and deliver them to the Spanish authorities “.