The defense of King Juan Carlos argues that he can not be judged by an English court for the alleged harassment of Corinna

The defense of Juan Carlos I argued on Monday before the High Court of London that the English courts have no jurisdiction over the demand for alleged harassmen

The defense of King Juan Carlos argues that he can not be judged by an English court for the alleged harassment of Corinna

The defense of Juan Carlos I argued on Monday before the High Court of London that the English courts have no jurisdiction over the demand for alleged harassment submitted by Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein against King Emeritus.

Cort number 13 of Queen's Bench Division of the Superior Court began to examine today the case presented by Corinna, ancient lover of Juan Carlos I, against the former Spanish-State Chief for having been a victim of alleged harassment since 2012.

Magistrate Matthew Nicklin is in charge of the two judicial hearings - yet and tomorrow - programmed in the English court, in which he must decide if Juan Carlos I enjoys immunity, which will determine if the demand may or may not be examined by justice English

Corinna accuses Juan Carlos I to have subjected it to "harassment" since 2012 to the present, personally or through "agents" at his service. Those actions "threatened" the safety of it and that of the children of it, says the plaintiff.

According to the argument of the defense, which EFE had access, the Emeritus has immunity under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and the British Law on Immunity, which refers to the immunity of foreigners.

The argument, signed by lawyer Daniel Bethlehem and Professor Philippa Webb, both experts in international relations, says that the emeritus has the right to immunity in front of the English courts and that, therefore, the court has no jurisdiction in this case .

This Tuesday is expected that Corinna lawyers present their arguments on demand.

In addition to alleged harassment, a payment of 65 million euros (76 million dollars) is addressed that the emeritus allegedly made Corinna, supposedly a money that the late King of Saudi Arabia had sent to a bank account in Switzerland linked with a foundation with tax advantages based in Panama, and whose beneficiary was Juan Carlos I.

Last January, Corinna declared as a witness, through videoconference from an English court, in a trial celebrated in Madrid against the former Spanish commissioner José Manuel Villarejo.

In his speech he assured that he received repeated threats from the Exjefe from the National Intelligence Center (CNI) Felix Sanz Roldán.

"Of course I terrorized me, they would terrify anyone. The fact that the head of security came to visit London was already quite chilling," he said.

Updated Date: 07 December 2021, 03:17

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