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Spanish government, on hunger strike: ‘They will have fair trial’

Jailed leaders have “protection and guarantees of rule of law,” says Pedro Sánchez’s executive

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01 December 2018 12:34 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Spanish government has quickly reacted to two jailed leaders’ going on hunger strike by claiming that they will have “a fair trial.”

On Saturday morning, Pedro Sánchez’s executive said that the prosecuted officials have “the protection and the guarantees of the rule of law.”

“The [Spanish] judiciary is independent and justice will be done,” said some sources of the executive in Madrid.

Justice, the same sources claimed, “is the only one which can make verdicts.”  

  • "The [Spanish] judiciary is independent and justice will be done"

    Spanish government

This was the reaction to Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull’s hunger strike, which kicked off on Saturday morning.

Spain ‘blocks’ appeals to European Court of Human Rights

They claim that the Spanish Constitutional Court “prevents” them from taking their cases to the international justice.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) only accepts for consideration cases which have gone through the whole national judicial path.

And in the pro-independence officials’ case, the highest court in Spain, the Constitutional Court, has accepted several jailed leaders’ appeals for consideration, but has not taken a final decision on any. Until it does not have a final say, the prosecuted individuals will not be able to take their cases to the ECHR.

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  • The Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, on November 25 in Brussels (by Natàlia Segura)

  • The Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, on November 25 in Brussels (by Natàlia Segura)

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