Belgian court summonses judge Pablo Llarena for 4th September

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Gemma Liñán | El Nacional 05.06.2018

The judge leading the investigation into the Catalan independence process against the then government and Parliament, Pablo Llarena, has been summonsed by a Belgian court for 4th September. He is to testify as a suspect in a civil lawsuit announced today in a press conference by the members of the government in exile in Belgium. Toni Comín, accompanied by fellow ministers Meritxell Serret and Lluís Puig, said that “so far our defence had been strictly focused on avoiding extradition, but under advice from our lawyers, we believe more robust legal actions are needed”.

Comín said: “The judge hasn’t limited himself to writing a series of positions which we consider to lay bare that we’re being persecuted for our political ideas, but he’s also done so outside of his jurisdictional action, outside of the courts in which he expresses these prejudices which show that we’re being persecuted for our ideas”

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