A Scottish court ordered the release of former Catalan education minister Clara Ponsatí on Thursday, without travel restrictions, as she not considered a flight risk.
Earlier that day, the former Catalan minister and current University of St. Andrews professor handed herself to Scottish police authorities as Spain issued a European Arrest Warrant. The Spanish European warrant was reactivated in early November, a month after the sentencing of 12 other leaders of the 2017 secession bid in Madrid. The UK’s Supplementary Information Request at the National Entries office approved the European arrest warrant on November 8.
Ponsatí will face another extradition hearing on December 12, as Spain wants to put her on trial for her role in 2017 independence referendum in Catalonia.
Ponsatí fled to Brussels with ousted Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont in October 2017, following the foiled unilateral declaration of independence. She then settled in Scotland.