Judge handles extradition of Puigdemont

World December 4, 2017 06:42

brussels - The court in Brussels will re-examine Monday the extradition to Spain of the deposed Catalan former prime minister Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers.

For the pleas of the lawyers of the Catalans, the entire day has been allocated.

The session starts at 9 am and according to the Public Prosecution Service can last until the evening. At the first session on 17 November, according to the lawyers, the Brussels Public Prosecution Service agreed in principle to the extradition. A decision is not expected on Monday.

At the end of the closed session, the judge determines when he makes a decision or that the case is (again) postponed. An appeal can also be made against a court decision.

Puigdemont and his fellow directors were dismissed in October by the Spanish government after they had declared independence unlawful. They have been charged with rebellion, abuse of government money and incitement. Madrid wants to try them for that and has issued a European arrest warrant.

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