ERC’s ministers commit to using “dialogue and political negotiation” if released
The lawyer asks the Spanish Supreme Court to review the case and to change imprisonment for a lighter penalty
Some of the jailed Catalan ministers committed to using “dialogue and political negotiation” to achieve their political goals if they’re released, but noted that they won’t give up. The lawyer of the jailed ministers belonging to pro-independence party ERC, Andreu Van den Eynde, stated that they accept the enforcement of Article 155 and renounce the unilateral option for independence.
Van den Eynde submitted a letter to the Spanish Supreme Court requesting his clients be summoned, and gave arguments to review the precautionary measures through which they’re in prison. He asked the Spanish Supreme Court to review the Spanish National Court judge's decision and to change it for a lighter penalty, such as conditional freedom.
In the letter, the lawyer noted that, contrary to what happened with Catalan ministers, deposed by the Spanish government after the enforcement of Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, most members of the Catalan parliament bureau were released after paying bail.