Polisario Leader Agrees To Appear Before Spanish Judiciary

According to the summons, Ghali will appear before the court in Madrid on June 1st, at 10:30 a.m.

Brahim Ghali, leader of the separatist Polisario Front, agreed yesterday, Tuesday, to appear before the Spanish judiciary by means of video communication, according to what was reported by the Spanish newspaper “El Pais”.

The same source added that the investigating judge of the National Court, Santiago Pedraz warned Ghali that he should either appoint an attorney or the court will appoint one for him.

Brahim Ghali had agreed to testify on June 1st before the Spanish National Court, against the background of the complaint filed against him in 2007 and which has been on-hold since then.

In the same context, the judge addressed an answer to the activist opposed to the Polisario Front, Fadel Brika, about the complaint he made regarding the statements of Polisario member, Salem Lebsir, in which he confirmed Ghali’s refusal to appear before the Spanish judiciary.

The source also indicated that the judge confirmed, during the response addressed to the complainant that Ghali will appear before the court in Madrid according to the summons addressed to him on June 1st, at 10:30 a.m.

In the same context, the source added that the judge indicated to Brika that in the event that the Polisario leader is unable to appear personally before the court, the judge of La Rioja region will be assigned to visit him and supervise the hearing of his statements via video from Logroño Hospital at the same predetermined date.

It is noted that Judge Pedraz directed the Spanish Judicial Police to visit Ghali, today, Wednesday, in order to write a report on his health, accompanied by the doctors supervising his condition, in order to be informed of his situation and study the possibility of his appearance before court.

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