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The judge cites as investigated the four companions of Puigdemont in Germany

The magistrate charged for covering up those who were with the former president when he was arrested

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The judge cites as investigated the four companions of Puigdemont in Germany

National Court Judge Diego de Egea has cited four companions of Carles Puigdemont as being investigated for cover-up when he was detained in Germany on 26 March. The central court of instruction Number 6 has convened m for next May 29, although date may change at request of defenses.

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  • Detained three of four companions of Puigdemont
  • Carles Puigdemont's journey to his arrest in Germany
  • The journey of a car from Waterloo to Sweden betrayed Puigdemont

The prosecutor's Office of National Court opened last March due to a complaint filed by National Police against two agents of Mossos D'Esquadra who traveled with former president of Generalitat to consider that y had collaborated in escape of politician. The prosecution's investigation was not only directed against se two agents, but also included or two occupants of vehicle, businessman Josep Maria Matamar and historian Josep Lluís Alay.

The agents investigated are Xabier Goicoechea Fernández and Carlos de Pedro López. The first is destined in department of escorts, while second one made work of citizen security, according to police sources. Both had requested a few days off for personal matters, after which y had moved to Belgium allegedly to collaborate in protection of Puigdemont. The Mossos also opened an internal investigation.

Goicoechea and Pedro were responsible for driving from Belgian town of Waterloo to Sweden Renault Espace vehicle that politician used habitually in his displacement in Belgium. A journey of 1,600 kilometers that had as its objective to collect in Scandinavian country with Puigdemont, after it abandoned by sea Finland after decision of Judge of Supreme Court Paul Llarena to reactivate order of arrest against him.

In this journey, vehicle was controlled by National Intelligence Center (CNI), which allowed Secret Service to know what was route that Catalan politician intended to follow to return to Belgium. On return trip, already with five occupants, car was intercepted by German police at gas station in which y had stopped to refuel 30 kilometers from border with Denmark.


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