Jaume Asens (Podemos) sees “incomprehensible” the arrest of Puigdemont and assures that it is “illegal”

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The president of the parliamentary group of United We Can, Jaume Asens, has stressed that the arrest of the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont is “incomprehensible” and has opined that, in his opinion, it is an arrest “illegal”.

“The arrest of Carles Puigdemont is incomprehensible. It is based on a judicial arrest warrant suspended by the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union). It seems to me that this is a illegal detention“, has launched on Twitter.

The former Catalan president and MEP has been detained in Sardinia by the Italian authorities for the search and arrest warrant of the Supreme Court, as EL ESPAÑOL announced this Thursday.

“By your side, president”

From Catalonia, the independence leaders follow almost the same trail as Jaume Asens.

Pere Aragonès, The current president has stated that “in the face of judicial persecution and repression, the strongest condemnation.” “Amnesty is the only way. Self-determination, the only solution. By your side, president“, has added.

Too Oriol Junqueras has shown its support for Puigdemont: “There is only one formula to stop the incessant repression of the State: amnesty, self-determination and independence. All support, President. “

The former president of the Catalan Generalitat Quim Torra has limited himself to saying “Courage and strength“in a tweet reporting the arrest.

The government’s reaction

For his part, government has sent a statement this morning in which it considers that the arrest of Puigdemont is due to an ongoing judicial procedure and like any other European citizen must submit to the action of Justice.

The Executive expresses its respect for the decisions of the Italian authorities and courts as it affirms that it has always done with those that have been adopted by the Spanish and European courts that have issued resolutions in the judicial proceedings that affect Puigdemont.

“Consequently,” he insists, “Mr. Puigdemont must submit to the action of Justice exactly like any other citizen,” reads the statement.

The opposition: to be tried in Spain

The leaders of the PP, Vox and Ciudadanos, have trusted that Carles Puigdemont will be extradited to Spain to sit before Justice and urged that he not be pardoned.

Pablo Casado, leader of the PP, has affirmed that “must be tried in Spain for his blow to constitutional legality. “He added that” Sánchez must commit to respecting the judgment of Justice without pardons in exchange for remaining in power. ”

For her part, the leader of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, has described as “good news for all democrats” the arrest of the former Catalan president. “I hope he can be transferred to Spain and answer for his actions. No one should have impunity nor be above the law“, has affirmed using the same social network.

From Vox they have celebrated the arrest remembering that his party is the popular accusation before the Supreme. Santiago Abascal He has indicated that he hopes that justice “feels on the bench” the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont after his arrest this Thursday in Sardinia before “the Government puts him back on the street.”


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