Quim Torra sentenced to 15 months of disqualification for not removing and disobeying banner with yellow ribbon

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The trial was conducted in his absence, as permitted by law, despite the fact that the former Catalan president had assured that he did not recognize the “legality of Spanish justice”.

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Torah donated controversial banner to the Museum of the History of CataloniaEFE
  • Courts The Torah held its second trial for not removing the prisoners’ banner by not recognizing the “legitimacy of Spanish justice”.

end of April, Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) announced the abolition of the disqualification sentence imposed on the former Generalitat President in December 2019 Quim Torra After verifying that he has served a one-and-a-half year sentence of disqualification from public office and has paid the fine of 30,000 euros imposed on him for the offense of disobedience.

However, two weeks later the Torah is once again without authorization to hold public office after Barcelona Criminal Court No. This is like his first sentence. Then the TSJC sentenced him for not obeying an order central election board And do not remove the banner from the balcony of the Generalitat with a yellow ribbon in favor of pro-sovereign prisoners jailed for treason.

on losing your privileges to leave the presidency of the Generalitat, The Torah Was Tried at the ZooBarcelona’s Criminal Court No. 6 Which holds him responsible for not removing the same banner for the same offense though at the request of TSJC in September 2019. Impulso Ciudadano condemned the Torah before this court by violating the principle of neutrality of administration and ignoring the requirements. magistrates ordered Mosos d’Esquadra To remove the banner with the slogan ‘Freedom of Opinion and Expression’. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The sentence indicates that the Torah committed an offense of disobedience by not complying with a judicial resolution in September 2019 to remove the banner from the facade of the Palau de la Generalitat and that “the facts of the accused cannot be understood to be protected by valid fundamental rights.” use or parliamentary violation”.

In addition to special disqualification from holding alternative public office at the local, regional, state or European level, as well as from holding government functions in the same region for 15 months, the Torah must pay the costs of the process, including Private Prosecution, Impulso Ciudadano.

In contrast to his first trial as chairman at the TSJC, Torra did not want to attend his appointment to criminal court, having been assessed. the kind of punishment and private charge requested by the prosecutor’s office, which civic impulse, He was in prison for less than two years, he was not obliged to appear. Nor for the TSJC, but he used his presence as a political speaker for sovereign principles at the same time that he recognized the crime.

Of course, before refusing to participate and the trial was held ‘in absentia’, he issued a statement on the network with a video in which he denounced “judicial harassment” and said that “I do not recognize the legality of this”. justice spanish who does not respect or international deals nor a fundamental right”. This ended with “a new farce not to legitimize”, although it ended with a new conviction for disobedience, the other in a short time committed that he was the head of the Generalitat and one to did not want to remove the banner at the request of the judicial bodies, which was eventually withdrawn.

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