ARRESTED 15 CATALAN SECESSIONIST POLITICIAN’S APPEAL REQUEST DENIED BY SPANISH SUPREME COURT




Mustafa AY – TDO – 28.06.2018 In the aftermath of unilaterally administered independence referandum at the last year, Spanish central government immediately dissolved Catalan parliament and ousted Catalan administration.from power. That Madrid seized the contol of governance in Catalonia coerced ex-President of Catalonia regional administration –Charles Puigdemont- to flee to Belgium. However, many seperatist Catalan politicans couldn’t manage to flee as did Puigdemont. They were apprehended and processed by Spanish judicial authorities.

After secession movement, Spanish court prosecuted against many separatist Catalan politicians on the indictments of treason, sedition, abuse of power and misues of state funds for secession from Spain. 15 Catalan separatist politicians appealed Spanish Supreme Court for release from jail. But, Supreme Court refused Catalan solicitors’ request of appeal and judged the continuation of jail-sentence. Court attributed its decision to “the subjects of appeal pioneered insurrection in Catalonia. For the reason of treason, it is adequately valid to judge on rejection of request of appeal for us.”