EU ruling: Catalan separatistleder should have been released

Separatistleder Oriol Junqueras should have been allowed to be incorporated in the EU Parliament, says EU Court of justice. The former Catalan vice-president,

EU ruling: Catalan separatistleder should have been released

Separatistleder Oriol Junqueras should have been allowed to be incorporated in the EU Parliament, says EU Court of justice.

The former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, who is imprisoned, was as an elected member of the european parliament is entitled to immunity.

It says the EU Court of justice in a decision Thursday morning.

This means, among other things, that the separatistlederen should have been released, so he could take its role in the EU Parliament.

Junqueras, who was imprisoned as a result of løsrivelseskrisen in Catalonia in 2017, was elected to the EUROPEAN Parliament before the european elections in may. He was, however, not allowed to leave the prison and be included in the parliament.

But it should he according to the EUROPEAN Court of justice.

It says that Junqueras had immunity, which "promises all the preliminary detentions, which are made prior to the election of a member".

The Catalan separatistparti ERC immediately after the EU Court of justice ruling ordered that Junqueras is released.

Oriol Junqueras, was in October sentenced to 13 years in prison by Spain's supreme court for his role during The løsrivelsesforsøg in the fall of 2017. Eight other former separatistledere were also sentenced to between nine and 13 years in prison.

They were convicted of incitement to riot.

Højesteretsdommen has led to great unrest and demonstrations in the Catalan capital, Barcelona.

Recently encountered the protesters and police Wednesday in connection with a football match between hovedstadsklubben Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

46 persons were injured during the unrest, and nine persons were arrested. It informs the authorities according to AFP news agency.

Separatistpartiet the ERC requires the following Thursday's verdict, that the trial, which ended with a 13-year prison Junqueras, must go on.

Catalonia held the 1. October 2017, a referendum on secession from the rest of Spain. The vote was in advance declared unconstitutional by the Spanish constitutional court.

the Vote, sparked one of the worst political crises in Spain for many years.

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Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 12:00

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