Madrid said on Sunday that Polisario leader Ibrahim Ghali must face legal charges against him in Spain’s court before leaving.
Previously, the Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laia said that Ghali arrived in Spain from Algeria to receive treatment, indicating he must face case is presented to him before the Spanish Supreme Court after recovering from his health problems and before returning to his country.
She added to the National Radio of Spain: “We promised to treat this person humanely. He was in a critical situation due to his multiple health problems, including severe Covid-19,” and noted that “when he recovers, he will return to his country”. . In the meantime he will face a series of lawsuits and we hope that he will fulfill his obligations to him. ”The Spanish Judicial System”.
Ghali faces a summons to appear before the Spanish judiciary in a war crimes case brought against him, but the Spanish Supreme Court rejected a request made by prosecutors for his arrest.
On Saturday, Morocco urged Spain to open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrival of the leader of the Western Sahara independence movement to receive medical treatment and explain his results to Rabat.