No immunity for former Spain king Juan Carlos, prosecuted for persecution in the United Kingdom – Liberation

The High Court in London on Thursday refused to grant the former sovereign an exemption from his status as a member of the royal family.

The United Kingdom will not fly to aid Juan Carlos I. The High Court in London on Thursday refused to exempt Spain’s former king from his status as a member of the royal family in prosecution for harassment brought on by a former partner. So these cases will go on and on.

“Whatever the defendant’s status under Spanish law and the Constitution, he is no longer a sovereign or head of state which grants him personal immunity”, justifies the court by declaring himself competent to investigate the complaint. The justice also notes that the alleged harassment of which it is alleged “Not covered by any governmental or sovereign activity”, And a new audience sets for March 29.

British Justice’s decision is a setback for Juan Carlos I, while Spanish Justice closed without action, in early March, three investigations specifically targeting him for corruption.

“First Step on the Path to Equity”

A German businessman, 58-year-old Corinna zu Sion-Wittgenstein, is suing Juan Carlos in the High Court in London to seek damages for alleged acts of harassment. According to the documents submitted by his lawyers, he “Intimate Romantic Relationship” With the former emperor between 2004 and 2009. After their split, they reportedly remained friends for some time before Juan Carlos tried to rekindle their relationship.

when the businessman “clearly indicated their refusal”The now 84-year-old former king was adopted “disturbing behavior”she says, accusing him of being “organised” a series of malicious acts, due to which he “Crisis and Anxiety”, Juan Carlos, who stepped down in 2014 and has been living in exile in the emirate since 2020, denied the allegations.

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“Today’s judgment shows that this defendant cannot hide behind any position, power or privilege to avoid this proceeding.Robin Rathmel, attorney for Corinna zu Sion-Wittgenstein, responded in a press release. It is the first step on the road to equality; The horrific facts of this case will finally be brought to justice.

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