The Catalan exconseller of Interior, Joaquim Forn, and leaders of ANC and Cultural Òmnium, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, will be submitted this Thursday for first time to a thorough interrogation on crimes of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement that Supreme Court Attributed for his role in procès. Judge Pablo Llarena has quoted three of m at 9.30 at request of ir defences, who had requested se appearances after Llarena refused to release m on bail last December.More information
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Forn, Sànchez and Cuixart are, toger with Junqueras, only three independent leaders investigated who remain in pre-trial detention. In case of Sànchez and Cuixart, y are in Madrid prison of Soto del Real since 16th of October, while Forn arrived at prison of Intremea on November 2. The three entered unconditional imprisonment without bail by order of judge of National court Carmen Lamese, who n instructed part of cause for rebellion and sedition, and to which y refused to answer questions of accusations.
After supreme took case, three declared in High Court last December 1. But those appearances, which lasted only 15 minutes, focused on precautionary measures imposed on those investigated by National court and did not enter substance of crimes or re was an interrogation of prosecution on facts of those who accuse m. After instructor released six former consellers on bail but kept unconditional prison for Forn, Sanchez, Cuixart and Junqueras at risk of criminal recidivism, defenses of first three requested that y be quoted For a broader statement, which is to be held this Thursday.
Forn and Sànchez attended elections of December 21 on list of expresident Carles Puigdemont and obtained a seat, while Cuixart resigned to go on no list, so he is only one of four imprisoned who is not a deputy elected.
To appear on Thursday at supreme, former councillor of Interior and leaders of ANC and Òmnium will be transferred first thing in morning from prison to dungeons of national court and from re will be taken to supreme, when time comes near Appearances, since High Court has no custody room for detainees. In principle, it is not envisaged holding of a orientated after declarations to assess a change in prison situation of investigated, although defenses of three have advanced that y will ask for it during session this Thursday.
In car in which Llarena refused to leave m free, instructor based his decision that contributions of Junqueras, Forn, Sànchez and Cuixart al procès are directly linked "to a violent explosion that, if reiterated, leaves no room for correction or Satisfaction to those who are met by it ", so consequences of Reincidieran in ir crimes would be" more serious "than in case of ors investigated. In his writing, Llarena reminds several actions such as "siege" by tens of thousands of people to a judicial commission that registered Catalan Ministry of Economy, some facts in which judge directly implicates se four independence leaders: a Sànchez and Cuixart because ir associations propelled mobilizations "knowing" that although most of citizens were committed to avoiding violent situations, "aggressive behaviors would necessarily be infiltrated". Regarding Junqueras and Forn, magistrate noted that first "came" to se "violent acts" before headquarters of his counseling and that second was responsible for Mossos, who "favored or did not deploy any action that could put term" to what was happening.