The escaped former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont sees himself in a position to win the legal battle that he has been active with the Supreme Court since 2017, when he fled hidden in a vehicle. Spain to avoid being arrested after having unilaterally proclaimed the independence of Catalonia.
Knowing that the wind is blowing in his favor, since the key to the country’s governability lies in his hands, the fugitive from Justice believes that, although the instructor of the process in the Supreme Court, Pablo Llarena, to issue a European order against him again, “no European country is going to arrest him.” This is stated by sources close to Puigdemont consulted by THE WORLD.
Currently, the judge maintains the national arrest warrant against the former Catalan president is active, which is why Puigdemont has not returned to Catalonia in the last six years. After the repeal of sedition, the former president He is awaiting trial for the crimes of disobedience and aggravated embezzlement of public funds due to 1-O.
On Tuesday, Judge Llarena issued an order giving Puigdemont’s defense, carried out by the lawyer, a period of 10 days. Gonzalo Boyeto justify whether he has appealed the decision of the General Court of the European Union (TGUE) to withdraw his immunity. Furthermore, the instructor asked to inform him if he has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to suspend the aforementioned ruling while his appeal is being processed.
Legal sources explain that the former president lacks a legal deadline to present precautionary measures against the ruling that ratified the decision of the European Parliament to grant the request to the Supreme Court; key measure to be able to pursue him criminally.