SOT, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, Spokesman and Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sport (Spanish): “As you already know, the government respects and accepts the courts’ decisions and we have never extracted any consequences from them. It was a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court with the German courts, so, according with the principle of separation of powers that we respect, we will wait to see what happens. So this makes clear that Puigdemont is subjected to justice in German territory, since he escaped from the Spanish justice to avoid being subjected to it. The decisions of German authorities are yet to be decided, and they made clear that he is not persecuted politically but he is a fugitive of a penal cause.”

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