The activist for the human rights Y Nobel Prize peace Jody Williams has questioned on Tuesday the fact that the leaders of the you procés for him 1-O referendum and has considered that in Spain there is a "situation of political conflict" that must be resolved through dialogue.
This was expressed by Williams, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, upon leaving the Supreme Court, where she attended the session on Tuesday of the trial of the you procés after the court rejected the request of the defense of the Òmnium Cultural leader, Jordi Cuixart, to testify as a witness.
Imprisoning these people implies assuming they are guilty, and the message that is being sent to people throughout Spain is that these people are guilty "
Jody Williams, who has worked in favor of the international ban on the use of antipersonnel mines and cluster bombs, as well as the withdrawal of all mines, explained that she wanted to be present at the hearing as one of the signatories of the manifesto. Let Catalans Vote in favor of 1-O and explained that this support "does not mean that you have an opinion of what the result should be" of the referendum but "that each person has the right to express their preferences in a loud voice". "I wanted to come here personally and demonstrate, not only to the prisoners but also to the people with whom I have met here, that the world is watching, that Spain is under the radar", he emphasized.
He also stressed that in Spain, as in the United States, innocence is presumed until proven otherwise; therefore, "imprisoning these people implies assuming they are guilty, and the message that is being sent to people throughout Spain is that these people are guilty." Against this Williams has observed that in Spain people "must be afraid to speak openly, to meet people to express their opinion." "The people here have seen that they do not want to get involved, they do not want to think and they want to accept what the State says".