Fri. Dec 6th, 2019

"I will not defend myself from anything, but to accuse the State"


The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, he assured this Sunday that in the judgment This Monday, for an alleged crime of disobedience, he will not defend himself “from anything”, but what he will do is “accuse the State” for having “violated” his rights and those of all Catalans.

The president considers that "Spanish justice" are incompatible terms and has affirmed that "the only hopeful news always comes from Europe." The head of the Catalan executive has participated in an act in Bescanó in favor of the political prisoners and has celebrated the "mass response" of the citizens with protests against the sentence. "I would have been disappointed that he had not reacted these days, and I know he will make us stronger," he said.






Torra is the third consecutive Catalan president persecuted by justice for his role in the independence process and his disqualification is played at trial

He Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) Torra is judged on Monday for disobeying the Electoral Board's order to withdraw ties from public buildings in the 28A campaign, a case that can cost up to two years of disqualification.

The Catalan president, who thought he did not go to trial when he initially signaled for a day that coincided with a plenary session of the Parliament, will arrive at the Palau de Justicia surrounded by several of his consellers, both JxCat and ERC, as well as the leaders of the sovereign entities, which have called for a focus on their support.

Torra, the third consecutive Catalan president persecuted by the justice for his role in the independence process, his disqualification is played in the trial for the exercise of functions of government or public office, a penalty that could separate him from the Generalitat once the Judgment be firm.

The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, this Sunday in a 'yellow lunch' in Bescanó, Girona

The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, this Sunday in a 'yellow lunch' in Bescanó, Girona
(David Borrat / EFE)









The Prosecutor's Office asks for a year and eight months of disqualification for the president of the Generalitat for any public office at local, regional, state or European level and a fine of 30,000 euros, a sentence that Vox, popular accusation in the case, raises up to two years in jail and a penalty of 72,000 euros.

Although the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) condemns the Catalan president for disobedience to the Electoral Board – the sentence is not expected to take more than a few weeks -, Torra would not be removed from the Government until the Supreme Court ratified it .







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