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Together for Catalonia to file lawsuit against Spanish vice president for perverting course of justice

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría boasted that it’s thanks to ‘Mariano Rajoy and the PP’ that pro-independence forces are ‘headless’

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17 December 2017 04:36 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Together for Catalonia ticket (JxCat) is filing a lawsuit against the Spanish vice president, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, for perverting the course of justice, following her comments that it was “Mariano Rajoy and the People’s Party” who left pro-independence forces in Catalonia “headless.”

The lawsuit was announced by the spokesperson for Together for Catalonia, Eduard Pujol, following the official lunch and event for the ruling People’s Party (PP), where Sáenz de Santamaría also asked PP voters to cast their ballots for Rajoy’s party in Catalonia, led by Xavier García Albiol, in order to “continue dissolving the independence movement” and “settle” the actions carried out since the application of Article 155 by Madrid. 

  • “This can’t be done, one can’t just put people in prison, skipping the rule of law”

    Eduard Pujol · spokesperson for Together for Catalonia

“This can’t be done, one can’t just put people in prison, skipping the rule of law, what do they think?” asked Pujol, referring to the Spanish government’s possible involvement in the incarceration of pro-independence leaders, including Jordi Sànchez, number two for the Together for Catalonia candidacy, and Oriol Junqueras, number one for the Esquerra Republicana ticket. Indeed, since Sáenz de Santamaría’s comments, there has already been a significant public backlash, as regards to Rajoy’s government’s possible role in an issue that should have remained squarely and only within the judicial – and not the political – field.  

Together for Catalonia will file the lawsuit on Monday, according to sources, including a request to investigate the Spanish government’s possible connection to the incarceration of pro-independence figures. If indeed Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría was speaking from her position as vice president of the Spanish executive, Madrid has some questions to answer, JxCat sustains.

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  • Spokesperson for Together for Catalonia Eduard Pujol on December 17 2017 (by Bernat Vilaró)

  • Spokesperson for Together for Catalonia Eduard Pujol on December 17 2017 (by Bernat Vilaró)