Jailed minister offers thanks for ‘hundreds of letters’ he has received
Carles Mundó says Catalan officials feel very supported and “connected to the people”
The Catalan minister for Justice, Carles Mundó, deposed by the Spanish government by way of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, has sent a letter to the Catalan radio station RAC1 from prison in Madrid where he is being held awaiting trial on sedition charges. In the letter, Mundó explains that the members of Catalan government have received "hundreds of letters" and that that they feel “very connected to the heart of the people”.
According to Mundó, some of the mail are thank you letters, but there are also angry letters from people who believe that the members of the Catalan government are suffering “injustice” for being “closed in a cell for 16 hours a day”. Others encourage them to carry on, and wish they could do more to help them. "I’m proud of being part of a country with such good, honest, engaged people who never give up," said Mundó.
'It's easy to not even know what day it is,' the letter reads
In the text addressed to the Catalan radio station RAC1, the Catalan justice minister also said that it’s "impossible" to answer all of the messages that the members of the Catalan government receive and that all days are pretty similar in prison. “Each day is just like the next one and it’s easy to not even know what day it is or what date we are on,” stated Mundó. "Mondays are confused with Fridays and Saturdays with Tuesdays," he said.
"I’m proud of being part of a country with such good, honest, engaged people who never give up"
Carles Mundó · Catalan minister for Justice
Mundó stated that one of the most emotional moments of the day is when he receives letters from people and said that “it’s a great experience to open a letter without knowing the story that is hidden in it”.
He concluded his letter by reiterating his gratitude for the support he and other cabinet members have received since they have been in prison and quoted one of his favorite sentences. "I might forget what you’ve done, I might forget what you said, but I’ll never forget how you made me feel," it reads.