Judge Pablo Llarena has addressed his Italian counterparts to remind them that the delivery of Carles Puigdemont is not the only one they have pending: the magistrate assures that the European arrest warrants for ex-councilors Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí also remain active. Llarena leaves the door open, therefore, that the two are also arrested in Italy, where they accompany Puigdemont, and that the Sassari judges decide on his surrender to the Spanish authorities.
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The two ex-minister have traveled to Sardinia in recent days on the day the appeal court will decide whether or not to start the process of handing over Carles Puigdemont to the Supreme Court. The defense of the former identity claims that the process cannot continue taking into account that, although it is no longer protected by parliamentary immunity, the European courts have yet to decide on a preliminary ruling issued by Judge Llarena himself.
The judge explains in a communication to the Italian judges that, through the press, he has learned that the two MEPs are in Sardinia and recalls that “the situation of the BEDs regarding these defendants is the same as that communicated on September 30 of 2021 regarding Carles Puigdemont “. Llarena maintains that her arrest warrants they are precautionary measures that they are not paralyzed or suspended due to the existence of that question.
Neither of the two has been arrested in the hours they have been in Sardinia accompanying the Catalan ex-president. Ponsatí arrived on Saturday on the island and Comín yesterday along with Puigdemont and was identified by the police at the hotel, as she explained herself in an interview to Vilaweb.