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Trial of 2017 parliament bureau members set to start in late November

Five former officials and one former MP to face disobedience charges for their role in independence bid

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15 October 2019 11:07 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Supreme Court's sentencing on Monday of Catalan independence leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison is not the end of the prosecutions of former officials involved in the 2017 bid to split from Spain.

On Tuesday, Spain’s High Court in Catalonia, the TSJC, said that former members of the Catalan parliament bureau and a former MP will be tried for disobedience on November 28 and 29, and on December 3 and 4. 

In early October, the TSJC postponed the trials of former bureau members Lluís Corominas, Anna Simó, Ramona Barrufet, Joan Josep Nuet and Lluís Guinó, and former CUP party MP Mireia Boya, which were originally set for November 19 to 22.

According to the high court, the hearings in November and December will take place in the mornings, starting at 9am, and in the afternoons, starting at 4pm.

The former officials have all been charged with disobedience offenses, and while they do not face jail terms if found guilty, they could be fined and barred from holding public office.

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  • Members of the parliament bureau on May 5, 2017 (by Rafa Garrido)

  • Members of the parliament bureau on May 5, 2017 (by Rafa Garrido)

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