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Indictment for pro-independence leaders confirmed

This could mean imprisoned officials will be suspended as MPs

 

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27 June 2018 03:15 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected the appeals to avoid trial made by the Catalan leaders involved in the pro-independence judicial case. This way the 25 politicians and activists investigated are officially being prosecuted for several different crimes, including rebellion for 13 of them, something that might carry up to 30 years in jail. The ones not in exile will be judged in a trial expected to take place next autumn. The Spanish penal code states that individuals prosecuted for rebellion and in pre-trial jail are automatically suspended from public office until the verdict is out.

The Spanish Supreme Court has to release a decree making it official –if so, that would mean that five jailed leaders are suspended as MPs, including the former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras and four deposed ministers. Depending on how the law is interpreted, exiled officials Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín could also temporarily lose their seats in Parliament.

With the indictment confirmed, the crimes for each leader ahead of the trial are as follows: 

Puigdemont cabinet

1. Carles Puigdemont (in Germany): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

2. Oriol Junqueras (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

3. Joaquim Forn (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

4. Toni Comín (in Belgium): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

5. Clara Ponsatí (in Scotland): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

6. Dolors Bassa (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

7. Jordi Turull (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

8. Josep Rull (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

9. Raül Romeva (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion, misuse of public funds

10. Meritxell Serret (in Belgium): prosecuted for misuse of public funds, disobedience

11. Lluís Puig (in Belgium): prosecuted for misuse of public funds, disobedience

12. Carles Mundó (freed on bail): prosecuted for misuse of public funds, disobedience

13. Meritxell Borràs (freed on bail): prosecuted for misuse of public funds, disobedience

14. Santi Vila (freed on bail): prosecuted for misuse of public funds, disobedience

Former parliament bureau members

15. Carme Forcadell (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion

16. Lluís Corominas (freed on bail): prosecuted for disobedience

17. Lluís Guinó (freed on bail): prosecuted for disobedience

18. Ramona Barrufet (freed on bail): prosecuted for disobedience

19. Anna Simó (freed on bail): prosecuted for disobedience

20. Joan Josep Nuet (freed without precautionary measures): prosecuted for disobedience

Grass-roots leaders

21. Jordi Sànchez (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion

22. Jordi Cuixart (in pre-trial prison): prosecuted for rebellion

Other officials

23. Marta Rovira (in Switzerland): prosecuted for rebellion

24. Anna Gabriel (in Switzerland): prosecuted for disobedience

25. Mireia Boya (freed without precautionary measures): prosecuted for disobedience

26. Artur Mas (freed without precautionary measures): not prosecuted

27. Marta Pascal (freed without precautionary measures): not prosecuted

28. Neus Lloveras (freed without precautionary measures): not prosecuted

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  • A police van outside the Spanish Supreme Court (by Xavier Alsinet)

  • A police van outside the Spanish Supreme Court (by Xavier Alsinet)

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