Sovereignty & Justice (S&J)’s international statement

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Fundamental rights violation:

No Fair Trial for Catalan Political Prisoners

In July 2018, Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena concluded the investigation phase of the sedition and rebellion charges brought against civic and political leaders after the political events in Catalonia in September and October 2017. The investigation sets out the legal basis for the defendants to be prosecuted for rebellion, embezzlement and disobedience, crimes which can lead to severe sentences of up to 30 years in prison. The basis for this criminal case is the organisation and holding of a self-determination referendum, and the political declaration -without any practical effects- of the independence of Catalonia by the Catalan Parliament.

The investigating judge has constructed an inflamed and improbable narrative based on non-existent violence and, moreover, on unreliable information from the Civil Guard (Spanish armed police), full of errors and imprecisions but sufficient to be used to put the defendants into preventive custody and suspend their political rights. The only violence on record during these days was that of the brutal police charges against those who went peacefully to vote on October.

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Opening address for breakfast with Andrew Rosindell

Bon dia, good morning everyone.

I am Isabel-Helena Martí, president of Sobirania i Justícia (Sovereignty & Justice – S&J). It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome you all.

Andrew Rosindell, thank you very much for accepting our invitation to come and talk. We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the issue we will be discussing today: “Catalonia and Europe after Brexit. Challanges and opportunities”.

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Catalunya i Europa el dia després

Fotografies: Demòcrates de Catalunya

Bon dia,

Abans de res permeteu-me donar l’enhorabona a Demòcrates de Catalunya per l’organització d’aquest esdeveniment i agrair l’amable invitació a participar-hi.

Fa a penes deu dies que el grup parlamentari de Junts pel Sí ha donat a conèixer l’esborrany del projecte de llei del referèndum d’autodeterminació. Al text s’explicita el compromís de declarar la independència de Catalunya, com a màxim quaranta-vuit hores després de la proclamació definitiva dels resultats de la consulta vinculant de l’1 d’octubre, si hi ha una majoria de vots favorables al SÍ. En cas de recurs la norma electoral espanyola, que és encara el marc jurídic vigent a Catalunya, estableix un termini màxim de catorze dies per resoldre el contenciós. Concloem, doncs, que el Parlament de Catalunya declararà la independència, havent guanyat el SÍ, no més tard del 17 d’octubre.

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