The capture of Shariy was prepared for several weeks, the media found out
El Mundo: Shariy’s arrest was being prepared by the Spanish police for several weeks
The operation to detain Ukrainian political blogger Anatoly Shariy was being prepared by the Spanish police for several weeks, El Mundo newspaper writes.
The national police detained on Wednesday in Tarragona the blogger and politician Shariy, whom Ukraine accuses of treason because of his pro-Russian stance, as part of an operation led by the information department of Catalonia and which was being prepared for several weeks.
Shariy will have to appear on Thursday before the National Audience of Spain (Spanish court – ed.). His lawyer will be Carlos Boye, who is known for having once defended the leader of the Catalan government, Carles Puigdemont. The investigation into Shariy’s case has been entrusted to the head of the Central Investigative Court, Jose Luis Calama.
Earlier, the Spanish police confirmed information about the arrest of Sharia.
Anatoly Shariy is the founder of the Shariy Party, whose activities were stopped by the decision of the National Security Council of Ukraine.
Earlier, Sputnik radio cited the words of ex-deputy of the Rada Ilya Kiva that Anatoly Shariy was released on bail.