Spanish Constitutional Court rejected Puigdemont's claim

Carles Puigdemont, Former president of the Catalonia region of Spain

© APA | Carles Puigdemont, Former president of the Catalonia region of Spain

# 09 August 2023 17:36 (UTC +04:00)

Former president of the Catalonia region of Spain, Carles Puigdemont's amnesty claim was rejected by the Constitutional Court, APA reports citing Politico.

Still pursued by Spanish law, the Catalan leader wants amnesty declared not just for him, but for all charged in connection to the failed 2017 independence referendum.

And he also still wants that self-determination vote for Catalonia — this time with Madrid’s formal endorsement. Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister María Jesús Montero has already rejected both demands, explaining that the socialists can only negotiate “within the margins of legality set out within the Spanish constitution.”

The Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant for Puigdemont on charges of disobedience and embezzlement for organizing an illegal independence referendum in Catalonia in 2017.

Note that Puigdemont fled to Belgium after the events in 2017.

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