Spanish prosecutor joins request to reopen referendum voter investigation
Government of Catalonia to oppose the lawsuit presented by police union against 36 voters
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.