Jordi Sànchez unable to communicate with family, says party colleague
Elsa Artadi lamented "punishment" against Sànchez after audio message broadcast at Together for Catalonia campaign event
The number two candidate on the Together for Catalonia (JxCat) ticket, headed by Carles Puigdemont, has been in prison in the Madrid region for over two months without bail, on charges of sedition and rebellion. The ANC president and pro-independence activist, Jordi Sànchez, decided to take part in the electoral campaign from behind bars, but now, according to JcXat’s campaign director, it is no longer possible to communicate with him.
“We cannot talk to Jordi Sànchez,” Elta Artadi said via Twitter on Monday morning. “He is not allowed to communicate with his family, to show his support for president Puigdemont,” she went on to say.
Artadi lamented what she called the “punishment” carried out against Sànchez after an audio message of his was broadcast at a party campaign event in Barcelona on Friday. In the message, Sànchez stated that “the only victory Rajoy cannot hide or manipulate is that of president Puigdemont.”
Following the campaign event began, prison officials entered and searched the jailed candidate’s cell, according to Artadi, in the hunt for a cell phone.