Spain’s top court rejects new bid to arrest exiled Catalan ex-presidentStaff Writer | January 23, 2018
The Spanish Supreme Court dismissed a request by top Spanish prosecutors to reactivate a European arrest warrant for the ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who has been in exile since November, EFE reports.
Europe Puigdemont is wanted by the Spanish authorities
Sources from Spain’s state prosecutor’s office said Pablo Llarena, the Supreme Court judge leading the sedition investigation against Puigdemont, was officially requested to reinstate a European arrest warrant in a bid to bring the sacked former president of Catalonia back to Spain in order to face charges..
A previous European arrest warrant was retracted by Llarena on 5 December 2017.
In a statement, Llarena said he found the request reasonable, but that ultimately there were nuances in the case that meant that such a warrant should be postponed for now. ■