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Spanish prosecutor joins request to reopen referendum voter investigation

Government of Catalonia to oppose the lawsuit presented by police union against 36 voters

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02 April 2019 12:13 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Spanish prosecutor has partially joined the lawsuit presented by the Unified Police Union (SUP) to reopen the investigation against 36 people who cast their ballots during the Catalan referendum.

The lawsuit, presented at a Barcelona court against voters from October 1 from four polling stations, claims that the individuals (who in turn also pressed charges against the officers) obstructed law enforcement’s actions.

Prosecutor requests lawsuit for nine out of 36

Spain’s solicitor general has also joined the lawsuit in full, while the public prosecutor requests that only nine people, voters from the Pau Claris polling station in Barcelona, be investigated.

The Barcelona court decided to close the investigation, as it deemed that the Spanish Supreme Court orders to police to stop the October 1 independence referendum didn’t include any interdiction for citizens.

Torra says government will oppose lawsuit

Catalan president Quim Torra announced that his government will oppose the lawsuit, at a speech in Barcelona while presenting the book ‘1 (Political) Trial and 100 Questions’ by JxCat candidate for Girona and lawyer Jaume Alonso Cuevillas.

The Catalan government will inasmuch present a document against the lawsuit. “The Catalan government will always be by your side,” proclaimed Torra, referring to the voters involved in the lawsuit. 

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  • A ballot being placed in a ballot box on October 1 2017 in Teresa Miquel i Pàmies de Reus (by Jordi Marsal)

  • A ballot being placed in a ballot box on October 1 2017 in Teresa Miquel i Pàmies de Reus (by Jordi Marsal)