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Puigdemont’s lawyer denies reports of release of the politician

Written by The Frontier Post

ROME (RIA Novosti): Al-exander Logunov. Former head of the Catalan government, Carles Puigdemont , detained the day before on the Italian island of Sa-rdinia , is still under arrest, the court’s decision has not yet been made public, his lawyer Agostinangelo Marras told RIA Novosti.

“There is no news yet, he is not yet free, because we do not have a court order yet. He cannot be released until a court decision appears. The meeting is over and we are awaiting the judge’s decision,” the lawyer said.

Earlier, Italian and Spanish media reported that the Court of Appeal in the Sardinian city of Sassari decided to release Puigdemont. It is noted that Puigdemont should not leave the island for several days until a decision is made to extradite him to Spain . At the same time, according to Italian law, the court has at least 60 days to consider the relevant request.

According to the ABC newspaper, which refers to the head of Puigdemont’s office, Josep Luis Alaya, the politician must remain in Sardinia until Sunday.

On Thursday, the former head of the government of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, was detained at the airport of the Sardinian city of Alghero, RIA Novosti was confirmed by the airport border police. The Catalan politician arrived in Sardinia to participate in the festival of Catalan culture. Puigdemont has been hiding from Spanish justice since 2017, when he left Spain following an illegal independence referendum and its proclamation by the regional parliament.

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