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Iceta says he would ask for pardon for secessionist politicians if there is firm condemnation

The PSC candidate has explained that he would definitely request this measure and to close wounds

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Iceta says he would ask for pardon for secessionist politicians if there is firm condemnation

Miquel Iceta, candidate of PSC in Catalan elections of 21-D, has ensured this Wednesday that, in event of a firm conviction against independent politicians investigated by Supreme Court, I would ask pardon for m With intention of "closing wounds". His words have caused surprise in socialist direction. In party y respect ir statements, but y remark that it is "ir opinion", while y remember that a pardon requires to be accompanied by a motivated repentance and re is not, reports Elsa García de Blas.

The PSOE respects opinion of Iceta on pardon for secessionists but it remarks that it is "his opinion". Surprise in socialist direction

— Elsa García de Blas (@ElsaGarciad) December 13th, 2017

During an interview in RAC-1, Socialist candidate has ensured that presumption of innocence of those investigated for justice must be respected and that he wants to be "prudent and wait to see if re is conviction", although, if so, he is a supporter To ask for a pardon and rule out way of amnesty.

"I would definitely ask for a pardon because in this country we will have to close wounds that have a political origin," added Iceta, who has also recalled that he has always described as disproportionate imprisonments of Exvice president of Generalitat Oriol Junqueras, of exadvisors and of independence leaders of Catalan National Assembly and of Òmnium Cultural, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart.

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"Pre-Trial detention makes a lot more sense for or kinds of crimes." Now, in a rule of law, you have no choice but to abide by what judge says. This is not to say that we agree, he added.

At anor time, Socialist candidate has regretted that secessionists "attributed PSC into imprisonment and seek to move responsibility" to socialists when that procedure goes by judicial channels.


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