FORMER Catalan education minister Professor Clara Ponsati will return to court today to continue her battle against extradition to Spain.
The Scotland-based university professor is due to attend a preliminary hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, where her legal team will contest the extradition warrant issued by authorities in Madrid.
Prof Ponsati faces charges of violent rebellion and misappropriation of public funds over her role in Catalonia’s controversial independence referendum last year.
Her solicitor Aamer Anwar said she “utterly refutes” the charges, which could result in a sentence of up to 25 years and eight years respectively if she were to be extradited and convicted.
The academic appeared from custody at the court last month and was released on bail hours after she voluntarily handed herself in to Scottish police.