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Spanish Supreme Court requests investigation into Catalan officials

The judge rules to investigate the members of so-called "strategic committee" for independence, including ERC candidate Marta Rovira

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12 December 2017 11:52 AM

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ACN | Madrid

Some Catalan political leaders, including ERC’s candidate Marta Rovira, are being investigated by Spain’s Guardia Civil after a Spanish Supreme Court ruling on Monday. The judge requested information about the role some Catalan political leaders played in the declaration of independence.

Specifically, the judge of the Spanish Supreme Court that’s in charge of the case of the members of the Catalan government members and two social leaders, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, requested an investigation into the members of the so-called "strategic committee" for independence.

Judge rules to investigate pro-independence parties

The judge also requested to investigate whether pro-independence parties PDeCAT and ERC agreed on organizing mobilizations aiming to “facilitate the declaration of independence” with the sovereign organizations, such as the Association of Municipalities for Independence (AMI), the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium Cultural.  

The investigation will also focus on whether public funds were used, to identify those responsible for the October 1 referendum and of the committees for the defence of the republic. 

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  • Marta Rovira, number 2 in the ERC ticket, flanked by two of the members of the pro-independence party (by ACN)

  • Marta Rovira, number 2 in the ERC ticket, flanked by two of the members of the pro-independence party (by ACN)