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Public prosecutor asks Supreme Court to suspend regular temporary leave for all pro-independence prisoners

Five of the jailed leaders had their move to the lowest prison category suspended on Tuesday

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29 July 2020 07:15 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The public prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to immediately suspend the right to regular temporary leave that was granted to all nine of the imprisoned pro-independence politicians and activists earlier this year.

Prosecutors Javier Zaragoza and Jaime Moreno requested this on Wednesday following the Supreme Court ruling last week stating that it had the power to grant or deny the application of the prison regulation in question, article 100.2, which has permitted the jailed leaders to leave for professional reasons or volunteer work.

The prosecutor's office reminded the court that they have appealed the application of the article in all nine cases, although some appeals have not yet reached the Supreme Court.

The request from the public prosecutor's office to the Supreme Court came in a two-page document, which was seen by Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Move to lowest prison category suspended

This comes just one day after five of the prisoners had their move to the lowest of the three prison regimes suspended.

Before re-entering prison on Tuesday, the jailed pro-independence leaders Oriol Junqueras, Raül Romeva, Quim Forn, Jordi  Cuixart, and Jordi Sànchez rallied against Spanish authorities for a lack of dialogue and warned that they will continue to stand up for their freedoms. 

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  • Pro-independence leaders outside Lledoners prison, July 28, 2020 (by Estefania Escolà)

  • Pro-independence leaders outside Lledoners prison, July 28, 2020 (by Estefania Escolà)

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