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Members of Parliament Bureau summoned to testify before Supreme Court

They confirmed they will testify in Madrid after meeting at parliament on the bank holiday

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01 November 2017 12:52 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Members of Catalonia’s Parliamentary Bureau, dissolved by the Spanish government, received this Wednesday the judicial summons to appear before Spain’s Supreme Court on Thursday and Friday, charged with the crime of rebellion which can carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

The president of the chamber, Carme Forcadell, former vice-president Lluís Corominas, the current vice-presidents Lluís Guinó and Anna Simó, as well as secretaries Ramona Barrufet and Josep Nuet all came to the Catalan Parliament, closed this Wednesday because of the All Saint’s bank holiday, to reach an agreement on what to do. Although in favour of the vote, Josep Nuet was not in favour of independence.

"New times begin," said Nuet referring to the December 21 forced elections, "with people who will have to provide solutions, we will have to continue to occupy the streets, as the struggle in the streets remains an indispensable democratic factor for the improvement of Catalonia." He added that now is a time to "rethink" and "reflect."

Shortly after 10 o’ clock in the morning, Catalan Police, the Mossos d’Esquadra delivered their court summons. Having met with their lawyers, they confirmed that they would go to Madrid to appear before the Supreme Court

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