Video of Catalan politicians in prison leaked to the press
'ARA' newspaper publishes recording of three former ministers in their daily activities in jail
A video of one minute and forty-seven seconds with footage of three deposed ministers in jail has been published through the Catalan newspaper 'ARA'. The recording seems to have been taken with a small camera without the politicians being aware that they were being filmed, and shows them in their cells, in the library, or doing cleaning tasks such as sweeping the floor or washing windows.
Vice President Oriol Junqueras, Foreign Affairs Minister Raül Romeva or Home Affairs Minister Joaquim Forn, all of them sacked by the Spanish government last October, are seen throughout the footage in different parts of the prison.
Junqueras even teaches Philosophy to some inmates, while Romeva listens carefully, and Forn is seen writing his memoirs in the library. The footage, probably recorded with a hidden camera, is clearly amateur and is the first of the jailed Catalan leaders to have been leaked to the press.
The video shows their cells, with Junqueras and Forn, who have been behind bars for more than seven months now, seen side by side. The footage also shows the ministers doing some sports during their courtyard time.
Junqueras, Forn and Romeva are inside their cells for 16 hours a day, and they can leave the room for only eight hours.