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Jordi Cuixart leaves prison to work at his company

After serving a quarter of his sentence, the jailed pro-independence leader was granted leave to do paid and voluntary work

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13 February 2020 10:12 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Jordi Cuixart, one of the independence leaders jailed for his role in the 2017 push for a Catalan Republic, has left prison this morning to go to work.

Last week it was announced that the Òmnium Cultural president was granted permission to leave Lledoners prison five days a week for nine and a half hours a day to do paid and voluntary work.

Also granted permission to do the same was the other activist jailed for sedition, Jordi Sànchez, who can leave for three days a week to do voluntary work. On Wednesday, it was also announced former parliament speaker Carme Forcadell was permitted leave to do voluntary work and take care of a family member. 

Cuixart walked out of prison this morning after article 100.2 of the Spanish constitution was invoked. 

According to the terms of the prison regime under which they are serving nine years for sedition, the two men are allowed to apply for temporary release in order to work now that they have served a quarter of their sentences.

All leaders will have to return to their penitentiary centers to sleep each night. 

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  • Jailed activist Jordi Cuixart embraces a colleague from the company Aranow, where Cuixart was granted permission to work a number of days a week while still in prison (by Norma Vidal)

  • Jailed activist Jordi Cuixart embraces a colleague from the company Aranow, where Cuixart was granted permission to work a number of days a week while still in prison (by Norma Vidal)

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