4 d’abril del 2018

Catalan academic facing extradition draws record crowdfunding appeal

Clara Ponsatí handed herself in to police in Scotland after Spanish government issued warrant for her arrest

The crowdfunding appeal established to assist the former Catalan minister Professor Clara Ponsatí in her fight with the Spanish government against extradition is believed to have set a new record.

Ponsatí was granted bail at Edinburgh sheriff court last Wednesday after the Madrid authorities issued a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) charging her with “violent rebellion” and “misappropriation of public funds”.
She had handed herself in to the city’s St Leonard’s police station and is now formally under arrest. Her passport has been confiscated....