The Belgian justice will decide whether to release the MEP Eva Kailí, accused of Qatargate

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Belgian justice will decide whether to release MEP Eva Kailí, accused of Qatargate

La Belgian justice will communicate the The next March 3 will remove the provisional prison regime for the Greek Social Democrat MEP Eva Kailí, indicted for criminal organization, corruption and money laundering in the plot of bribes in the European Parliament linked to Morocco and Qatar.

Kailí, 44, appeared before the court. This Tuesday before a court of appeal in Brussels, which will rule on the case. about his release next Friday, informed the police. the Prosecutor's Office in a statement.

The Hellenic politician, who has spent 81 days in prison, has petitioned the court for her release every chance she has had, the last one was on February 16.

Kailí He has alleged, among other reasons, that he has a daughter who is barely two years old whom he can only see twice a month and has denounced having suffered degrading treatment in prison.

Bribery network

Her partner and father of her daughter, parliamentary assistant Francesco Giorgi, accused of the same charges as Kailí, was released last week with an electronic bracelet. ;nico.

At the beginning of February, The Italian lobbyist and general secretary of the NGO No Peace Without Justice (There is no peace without justice) Niccolo Figa-Talamanca had also been released on probation.

Instead, For now, the alleged ringleader of the corrupt plot, the former Italian MEP Antonio Panzeri, who has agreed with the Prosecutor's Office on a lesser sentence in exchange for detailing the operation of the bribery network and pointing out others involved.

Kailí, Giorgi, Figa-Talamanca and Panzeri were arrested on December 9 as part of a series of raids on different buildings and homes in Belgium in which the agents seized more than one and a half million euros in cash, computers and mobile phones.

Parliamentary immunity

The MEP and dismissed vice-president of the Eurochamber was arrested in that operation despite enjoying parliamentary immunity because the investigators considered that she was committing a flagrant crime, since they found large sums of cash in her He left home and his father was caught leaving a Brussels hotel with a suitcase full of money.

Police searched his father's house. also the address in Anthisnes, in the south of Belgium,The Belgian socialist MEP Marc Tarabella was found, but they found no evidence that would allow his immediate arrest.

For this reason, they asked the European Parliament to withdraw parliamentary immunity from Tarabella and they also asked the European Parliament. He asked Italian Social Democrat MEP Andrea Cozzolino to be able to formally investigate them.

Once the plenary session of the European Parliament withdrew their investigation. That judicial protection, Tarabella was arrested by the police on February 10, returned to the police station. to search his address and confiscated He found a safe deposit box that he had in his name in a bank in Liège.

Tarabella, whom Panzeri has denounced as being involved in the plot, according to leaks published by the Belgian press , also requested an application. Today he will be released and he will also know what happened to him. the court's decision on Friday.

Her entourage insisted that she not leave. He revealed after the hearing that Tarabella is innocent, that in various records no financial anomaly has been found on him and that the accusation against the politician is based only on “the improbable confessions coined by the politician.” by a corrupt person”, in reference to Panzeri.

Cozzolino, for his part, traveled around the world. I came to Italy for medical reasonss. The Belgian justice system has issued a Eurowarrant requesting his surrender. A court in Naples has ordered his house arrest while the file is resolved, a decision that was also expected on March 14.