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The judge postpones the decision on the ' Exconsellrs ' at the beginning of the campaign

Magistrate Llarena will not communicate until Monday if he leaves Junqueras and the rest of the prisoners free

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The judge postpones the decision on the ' Exconsellrs ' at the beginning of the campaign

The exconsellrs who are in prison came to Supreme Court this Friday in hope of returning to prison just to pick up ir things. But just beginning appearances, Judge Llarena warned lawyers that he would not communicate his decision until Monday. If he agrees to release m and imposes a bond that can easily meet, ex Vice-President Oriol Junqueras, or seven ex-advisors to whom national audience sent to prison (Raül Romeva, Carles Mundó, Dolors Bassa, Joaquim Forn, Meritxell Borràs, Josep Rull and Jordi Turull) and presidents of ANC and Òmnium (Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart) will be able to leave prison that day, just a few hours before election campaign of December 21st begins.

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The right to campaign in freedom is one of arguments that argued yesterday lawyers of independent leaders who are presented to elections in outposts (all except Borràs and Cuixart). The exadvisors, according to sources present in statements, also tried to convince judge that fact that y concur with se elections, convened by Government of Mariano Rajoy, is proof that y have accepted application of article 155. "Do whatever it takes to get out."

Former presidents of Generalitat Carles Puigdemont and Artur Mas supported yesterday defense strategies of eight former advisors and presidents of ANC and Òmnium imprisoned and invited m to use arguments y deem necessary to get out of prison. Carles Puigdemont published a tweet from Brussels shortly before appearances began in supreme. "Jordis, counselors and imprisoned counselors, we want you at home." You must get out of jail where you should never have entered. Do whatever it takes to get out. We have a lot of work and we need you to plant tripartite 155. "I wish we'd meet again soon!" wrote Puigdemont. Artur Mas, on his side, went to High Court in morning to express his support for imprisoned. "I would understand any strategy of defense," said former president of Catalonia on statements of former advisors to judge. "They should never have been in prison." There was no reason to put m in prison and re are everyone in world to get m out, "Mas said.

The Government's acceptance of Generalitat's intervention is one of messages that imprisoned wanted to convey to Llarena because it was one of arguments that opened door to members of Parlament's Bureau to evade prison after his Statement last November 9th. But to show that re is no risk of m recommitting, ex-advisers also had to commit mselves not to act again outside law and to comply with Constitution, which implies abandoning unilateral way to achieve Catalonia's independence. According to sources consulted, y all did, but with nuances.

Dialogue and not violence

The accused repeated before judge arguments y already held in writings presented a few days ago in supreme. The 10 bet on pursuing independence from "dialogue" and without resorting to or encouraging violence. Romeva, to questions of his lawyer, pleaded for a referendum agreed with state, while Forn and Borràs were more explicit in renouncing unilateral independence, according to sources consulted. Although intent of 10 was to convince Llarena to leave m free, not everyone agreed on ir defense strategies. The Vice-President Junqueras and Romeva, both from ERC, refused to answer questions of prosecutor's office.

This attitude, according to sources consulted, does not have to be decisive so that judge desings for leaving m or not in freedom, but Llarena yes that can assess degree of collaboration with justice that have shown each one of quoted. The rest of exadvisors, who when y declared in national audience only answered ir lawyers, did respond yesterday to prosecutors, although some chose not to answer all questions.

This change of attitude and its messages of adherence to legality did not, however, convince Prosecutor of Supreme Court that, following appearances, asked judge that, "in face of severity of facts investigated," exadvisors and presidents of ANC and Òmnium remain in unconditional prison. The two prosecutors who attended statements, Jaime Moreno and Consuelo Madrigal, gave Llarena a report in which y provisionally detailed responsibilities of each investigation. "In any case, prosecutor's Office considers that risks of escape and criminal recurrence persist at moment," a spokesman for Public Ministry reported.

However, this does not indicate that Llarena is going to follow prosecution's criterion. Prosecutors also called for a conditional prison on 9 November for members of Parlament's Bureau and magistrate did not decree it.

The coincidence with quote from Puigdemont

Judge Pablo Llarena's decision on wher to leave prison to imprisoned independence leaders will be known Monday at same time that ex President Carles Puigdemont and four ex Consell ers fled with him to Belgium are Quoted to present ir allegations to judge of Brussels deciding on ir extradition to España.La decision of Belgian judge will not be known that day, but Supreme Court wants to send to Brussels message that Spanish justice respects guarantees of Investigated, against image y have tried to move fugitives. This message will be reinforced if campaign begins without inmate candidates, but sources consulted warn that Llarena has to ponder or criteria.


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