Trial of former Catalan Parliament bureau to be repeated for lack of impartiality

  • Former speaker and other officials were tried in Catalan High Court for allowing self-determination votes

VilaWeb / Catalan News Agency
15.11.2022 - 16:00
Actualització: 16.11.2022 - 16:26

The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered the Catalan High Court to repeat the trial of former members of Catalonia’s Parliament bureau because of a lack of impartiality from two judges, José Luis Barrientos and Carlos Ramos .

The politicians were banned from holding public office for 20 months for the crime of disobedience after allowing debates and votes in the Chamber related to the 2017 independence referendum. Additionally, they were fined €30,000 each.

Anna Simó, Lluís Corominas, Lluís Guinó, and Ramona Barrufet all appealed the ruling after the sentence, alleging a lack of impartiality, a point that the Spanish Supreme Court has now agreed with.

Former CUP MP Mireia Boya, who was also judged in that trial, did not appeal because she was acquitted.


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