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Catalan Political Leaders Take the Violation of their Human Rights to the United Nations

Le 20 December 2018
11:00

Catalan Political Leaders Take the Violation of their Human Rights to the United Nations

With 

Nico Krisch, International lawyer submitting the complaint

Maria Sirvent, Member of the Catalan Parliament for the CUP (Candidatura d’Unitat Popular)

Marta Rovira, Secretary-General of ERC (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya)

Carles Puigdemont, 130th president of the Catalan Generalitat

And the spokespersons of ERC and Junts per Catalunya, Anna Caula and Albert Batet, as well as the former presidents of the Catalan Parliament, Ernest Benach and Joan Rigol

According to the speakers, Catalan political leaders are taking international legal action against the violation of their political rights by Spanish authorities. Oriol Junqueras, Carles Puigdemont, Raul Romeva, Josep Rull, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, members of the Parliament of Catalonia, have been arbitrarily charged with violent rebellion and have been suspended from office by the Spanish Supreme Court for their role in the organization of the peaceful independence referendum in October 2017. Junqueras, Romeva, Rull, Sanchez and Turull have been in pre-trial detention for eight to fourteen months, while Puigdemont lives in exile in Brussels. Having won the snap elections called by the Spanish government, they are now suspended from public office in disrespect for the democratic vote. They are reclaiming their right to exercise their parliamentary mandate by lodging individual complaints before the UN Human Rights Committee.

Speakers

Nico Krisch

International lawyer submitting the complaint

Maria Sirvent

Member of the Catalan Parliament for the CUP (Candidatura d’Unitat Popular)

Marta Rovira

Secretary-General of ERC (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya)

Carles Puigdemont

130th president of the Catalan Generalitat

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