The former vice-president of Generalitat, Oriol Junqueras, number two of Junts per Catalunya and former president of ANC, Jordi Sànchez, and leader of Cultural Òmnium, Jordi Cuixart, appear on Monday in Supreme Court. All three have been quoted from 10.00 by Judge Paul Llarena to formally inform m that y are prosecuted for rebellion and, in case of Junqueras, also for embezzlement. Junqueras, Sànchez and Cuixart, who are in pre-trial detention, will be transferred from prison to dungeons of national hearing first thing in morning and will be taken to High Court when time for ir statements approaches. Then y'll go back to prison.More information
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The appearances of this Monday correspond to formality of statements inquiries habitual after indictment of indictment, a step that Llarena gave last March 23. In se statements, magistrate who instructs open cause in supreme against leaders of Procés, will inform defendants of what y are accused of and y may assume, qualify or reject facts. In practice, this diligence is usually a process for defendants to have a last chance to express what y consider before investigation is concluded.
Llarena has quoted this week for se statements to nine prosecuted for rebellion who are in pre-trial detention. After appearances of Junqueras, Sànchez and Cuixart, on Tuesday will be turn of Excouncillors Joaqui Forn (also in prison), Josep Rull and Raül Romeva. On Wednesday, Excouncillor and candidate to chair Generalitat Jordi Turull, Excouncilor Dolos Bassa and expresideta of Parliament Carme Forcadell will appear.
The instructor has left pending for next few days inquiries statements of defendants who are in Spain but are at liberty: Excouncillors Carles Mundó's, Meritxel Borrás and Santiago Vila; And members of Board of Parliament Lluis María Corominas, Lluis Guinó, Anna Simó, Ramona Barrufet and Joan Josep Nuet. The instructor plans to keep m in next few days.