The Prosecutor’s Office has decided not to appeal the absolution the major of the Mossos d’Esquadra, Josep Lluís Trapero, the mayor Teresa Laplana, and the exalted positions of the Ministry of the Interior Cèsar Puig and Pere Soler in relation to their role in the referendum of October 1, 2017 dictated last week by the National Court. It is, in his opinion, a ruling “difficult to review” is a second instance, so he renounces to appeal it, reports the Public Ministry in a statement.
The National Court acquits Trapero
The majority of the court endorsed a setback to the thesis of the Prosecutor’s Office, which requested ten years in prison for sedition or one year and eight months of disqualification for disobedience for the defendants, and sentenced in line with the allegations of the defenses, who claimed the free acquittal by denying that the accused were aligned with the Government to hold the referendum.
The Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed this Wednesday that after a “serene, weighted and rigorous” study of the sentence and its individual vote has decided not to appeal it, understanding that this resource would not have options to prosper given the “legal limitations that currently govern the appeal against acquittals “.
The decision of the Public Ministry not to appeal the ruling makes it final, since the Public Ministry was the only accusation in this procedure. Neither Trapero, nor the political bosses of the regional police, nor the mayor Laplana will be able to be convicted for these events.