Fri. Jan 18th, 2019

The defense of Junqueras and Romeva asks for their acquittal because they are "pacifists"

La defensa de Junqueras y Romeva pide su absolución porque son “pacifistas”


The defending of exconsellers Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva ask for the absolution of the crimes of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement, because "before independentistas" they are politicians "pacifists"Who believe they are victims of one"persecution"To the independence movement.

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So it appears in the written that the defense of Junqueras and Romeva will present this week, before it begins in the next few days trial of the "procés" at Supreme Court.


The lawyers ask for the acquittal of the crime of rebellion because they reject violence

The 115-page defense brief, led by the lawyer Andreu Van den Eynde, who have advanced TV3 Y eldiario.es, points to the previous Government of Mariano Rajoy and, in this sense, he points out that the origin of this case is the "instrumentalization of the criminal process for the persecution of a movement that, peacefully, yearns for a legitimate political objective in democracy."





Although the writing admits that Junqueras and Romeva promoted the referendum, points out that this was the only "unilateral" execution of the previous government of Carles Puigdemont.

In any case, the defense lawyers argue that the holding of referendums is an act that is not penalized in the Penal Code.

Andreu Van den Eynde, lawyer for Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva, in the Supreme Court

Andreu Van den Eynde, lawyer for Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva, in the Supreme Court
(Dani Duch)

The lawyers ask for the acquittal of the crime of rebellion because they reject violence, something they believe is an invention of the Prosecutor's Office, and point out that Junqueras and Romeva "before being pro-independence, are democrats and pacifists."

As for the sedition, the defense points out that the presumably tumultuous concentrations prior to October 1 (1-O) were only the result of the exercise of the fundamental right to the demonstration, without being "aimed at preventing the exercise of public functions or the authority".

They also reject that there was embezzlement, because they reason that there was a citizen mandate to hold a referendum and allocate an investment to this end.





The lawyers again ask that they leave Junqueras and Romeva free, because they believe that in this way they will be able to have a fair trial.







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