The international community should closely monitor the situation in Spain, to ensure that suspended the Catalan leader Carles Pujdeme receives a fair trial in Madrid. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of the interior Jean Jambon in the comments VTM , reports the Associated Press.

“I just wonder, as a member state of the EU could go so far, and I ask myself, where the position of Europe, which it should be on this issue,” he said.

The Belgian official said that there are laws of Spain, and there is international law, in particular, the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, which have precedence over national legislation.

“I think, therefore, that the international community should closely monitor,” he added.

Earlier today it was reported that the former head of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme surrendered to Belgian police.

See also: Pujdeme consider themselves legitimate, but Barcelona will not return

Yesterday, November 4, it was reported that a Spanish court has issued international (European) arrest warrant for ousted head of the government of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon to the Prosecutor’s office of Belgium.

The court suspects Pokdemon and his four Ministers in the organization of the rebellion, embezzlement of public funds, abuse of official position and disobedience to the authorities.

On 3 November, Spain’s constitutional court unanimously adopted the decision on the cancellation of three laws that have ensured a referendum on Catalan independence.

See also: Pujdeme called Catalan separatists to unite at the elections

The EU should monitor the trial of the former head of Catalonia, the Ministry of interior of Belgium 06.11.2017

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