The defense of the independence candidates of Junts per Catalunya (JxCat) Jordi Sànchez, Jordi Turull Y Josep Rull, has registered a petition this Friday in the Supreme Court where they are being judged to be allowed to participate in the electoral campaign prior to the general elections to which they present themselves "enjoying the maximum possible equality with respect to the other candidates". Therefore, they propose to the court that they be granted permits to get out of prison to attend acts of Bell and that they be allowed to grant interviews, Record spots electoral and grant Press conferences in the recesses of the judgment.
After the Supreme Court decided to deny the provisional release of these, along with the president and candidate of ERC, Oriol Junqueras, and the former Raül Romeva, understanding that there was no longer a risk of escape and that they had the right to participate in the electoral campaign In equal conditions with the rest of the candidate, the written document signed by the lawyer Jordi Pina proposes two ways for the Chamber to attend to this electoral participation.
They request to be able to attend the campaign events of their candidacies "duly guarded if necessary by the State security forces"
The defense exposes the Chamber a double claim. On the one hand, the granting of permits during the campaign period that has just begun so that the accused may attend, "duly guarded if necessary by the State security forces", to the campaign events of their candidacies, including the electoral debates to which they are invited by the mass media.
The second claim of the defense of the candidates of JxCat does not exclude the previous one and has to do with the dead times around the sessions of the trial. Specifically, they request that Sànchez, Rull and Turull be able to attend during the electoral period to the media "granting the interviews that are requested during the recesses at noon or before the start of the trial sessions" and "from the headquarters "Of the Supreme.
They ask to be able to "record electoral spots in order to reach the top electors during the campaign period"
Secondly, he requests that these candidates "record electoral spots in order to reach the top electors during the campaign period." The defense also proposes that these announcements can be made "during the breaks at noon or before the start of the sessions." And finally, they ask that they be allowed to "grant press conferences" in the same intervals of the sessions.
The Supreme Court rejected the freedom of all the candidates prosecuted despite the fact that Sanchez, Rull and Turull even put all their assets at the disposal of the court, as proof that there was no longer a risk of flight. But the Chamber transmitted to the Central Electoral Board (JEC) the decision on the petition of the candidates to carry out debates in the prison. For its part, ERC sent a request to the same electoral authority to attend the electoral debates and interviews planned in public media.
The defense of the candidates of JxCat indicate that "all these requests must be considered absolutely in accordance with the principle of proportionality" because with them it is possible to "conjugate" preventive detention with the exercise of political rights.