The court in Belgium, which hears the case about the extradition of the former head of the Generalitat de Catalunya Carles Pokdemon and four Ministers of his government, will make a decision on 14 December, the Associated Press reports.
Lawyer Pokdemon Paul Bekaert argues that the reasons for which Madrid insists on extradition of ex-officials, are not crimes in Belgium.
A representative of the defense added that the results Pokdemon and associates Spain can be a danger to their human rights.
The government of Catalonia declared that October 1 is the referendum, the secession of the region from Spain supported 90,18% of participants of plebiscite. Voter turnout was 43%. In clashes with security forces who blocked part of polling stations were affected 893 people.
On 27 October, the Catalan Parliament adopted a resolution which declares independence from Spain.
28 Oct Madrid deprived Catalonia autonomy and took responsibility for the management of the region.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the Catalan Parliament dissolved, new elections are scheduled for December 21. He also terminated the powers of the Catalan government and its head Pokdemon. The head of Catalonia, the Spanish authorities appointed the Deputy Chairman of the government of the country Saens Soraya de Santamaría.
Pujdeme 28 Oct said that do not agree with the decision of the authorities of Madrid to send him into retirement, and called for «democratic opposition». He went to Belgium, where he said that the Spanish court has no grounds for accusations of members of his Cabinet in a coup attempt, and added that he will stay in Brussels until then, until it receives guarantees «a fair trial».
On 3 November the court of Spain signed a warrant for the arrest Pokdemon and sent it to Belgium.
On 5 November, Putteman and four of his associates surrendered to Belgian police. The court forbade them to leave Belgium and obliged to inform the authorities of their whereabouts. However, on 6 November, they were released.
The court of Belgium decides on the fate of Pokdemon 14 Dec 04.12.2017