Council of Europe rapporteur: “Next, Spain has to drop its extradition claims”

El Nacional, 25.06.2021

The rapporteur who drafted the Council of Europe report calling for the release of the Catalan political prisoners and an end to the extradition claims against exiled leaders has said in a video interview that the pardons are not enough. Boriss Cilevičs said that, as well, the moves to pursue those who left the country have to end, and furthermore, Spain
needs to stop taking reprisals against second-rank Catalan government officials, in a reference to many trials and investigations which are still continuing. Cilevičs asserted that pardons alone “obviously do not solve the problem.”…