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"Rebellion and misuse of public funds" are, as far as I can see not on the EAW list of crimes for which a defendant should always be extradited. However, a defendant can also be extradited on the basis of double criminality. I would assume rebellion and/or misuse of public funds are crimes in Belgium too.

So, I think they will be extradited.

One possible avenue of defense would be to claim that the actions they are accused of doesn't meet the criterias of such crimes in Belgium. Claiming that they can't get a fair trial in Spain is unlikely to work.

by fjallstrom on Mon Nov 6th, 2017 at 02:49:29 PM EST
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I tend to treat press reported "crime" as paraphrase of language in statutes. Whence many popular misunderstandings of what is punishable and what is permitted. "Technicalities" as the journalists' style books would phrase it, popular misunderstandings of what is punishable and what is permitted.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 6th, 2017 at 03:52:30 PM EST
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