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European court restores Catalan MEP’s immunity

May 25, 2022

BRUSSELS: The European Court of Justice restored the parliamentary immunity of exiled former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and two of his allies on Tuesday, in a victory over Spanish authorities.

Puigdemont and fellow MEPs Toni Comin and Clara Ponsati face jail in Spain for their roles in organising a banned Catalan independence referendum, and in March the European Parliament stripped them of their legal protection.