Carles Puigdemont has sent a letter to the new Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Roger Torrent, asking for legal protection as an elected representative of the regional chamber.

A copy of the letter published by Catalan media cited several parliamentary rules regarding parliamentary immunity as a basis for such a petition.

Mr. Puigdemont believes his condition as an MP means he cannot be arrested unless he is caught in flagrante delicto, or in the act of committing a crime.

On January 20, the Public Prosecutor's Office, citing Constitutional Court doctrine, issued clarification ...