Belgium: «No guarantee for a fair trial» — Puigdemont's lawyer as extradition verdict looms

The decision on the extradition of ousted Catalan leader Carles Pugdemont from Belgium to Spain has been postponed to December 14, Pugdemont's lawyer Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas told journalists in Brussels on Monday. «They didn't want to reach a verdict today and they will take their time to think about it and they will announce it [verdict] on December 14,» Alonso-Cuevillas said. He also explained... Еще that «in case of extradition there is no guarantee of a fair trial as demanded by the international law,» adding that the charges against Puigdemont «don't constitute crimes according to the Belgian jurisdiction.» The Spanish government applied Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in order to take autonomy of the region of Catalonia, and subsequently have jailed several prominent Catalan leaders.

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