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The Belgian judge refuses the delivery of the excouncillors ate, Serret and Puig for defects in the Euroorden

The Public Prosecutor's Office considers that the request of Spain does not meet the requirements for processing

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The Belgian judge refuses the delivery of the excouncillors ate, Serret and Puig for defects in the Euroorden

The Belgian judge rejected this Wednesday delivery to Spain of excouncillors fled to Belgium, Toni ate, Meritxell Serret and Lluís Puig. The court has heard request of Prosecutor's office, which considers that Euroorden does not meet requirements necessary for its processing, as announced by own ate at exit of his appearance. The public prosecutor's Office has changed its position on last 17 November. That day, after analyzing euroorden of judge of national Audiencia Carmen Lame, it was favorable to dispatch to Spain of independence politicians. The same has not happened with order of delivery of Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena.

Serret (ERC), formerly responsible for area of agriculture of Generalitat, and Puig (JxCAT), his counterpart of culture in Govern, are accused in Spain of embezzlement and disobedience. While Antoni ate, a minister of Health and member of Esquerra Republican de Catalunya, faces charges of embezzlement and rebellion. This last crime is one that entails more serious prison sentences, up to a maximum of 30 years in prison.

The members of government came separately. Puig was early riser, he did it at 8.15 hours. Serret arrived half an hour later. And ate, past nine in morning. Aguardándoles to entrance to clo m before view were MEPs Josep María Terricabras and Jordi Solé (ERC), toger with Ramon Tremosa (PDeCAT).

The three independence politicians have been released without bail since 6th of April. When a Belgian judge decreed that y could be freed with several conditions: not to leave Belgium, to communicate a fixed address, and to report to authorities when required.

Chronology of process in Belgium

November 3rd. Judge Carmen Lamel emits a euroorden against politicians fled to Belgium.

November 5th. Puigdemont and excouncillors are delivered to a police station in Brussels. The judge implements precautionary measures: it prevents m from leaving country, y must communicate ir address and be available when required.

November 17th. The Prosecutor of Brussels requests delivery to Spain of Carles Puigdemont and four exconsellers fled with him to Belgium. The Court of first instance postpones decision on its surrender.

December 5th. Judge Llarena removes European arrest warrants against Puigdemont and excouncilers in Brussels.

December 14th. Belgium officially closes judicial process and withdraws precautionary measures.

March 23rd. Judge Llarena activates a new euroorden against five escapees. Among m, three assistant councillors who remain in Belgium (Ponsatí moves to Scotland and Puigdemont is intercepted in Germany).

April 6th. The second process begins in Belgium. The three former councillors are free without bail and with precautionary measures similar to those of first process.

April 18th. The Brussels office is asking for more information from Spain.


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