27 May 2021

A 21 December demonstrator is sentenced to 3 years and 10 months in prison


A pro-independence protester has accepted 3 years and 10 months in prison, instead of the 8 initially requested by the Prosecutor’s Office, for standing in front of the police line along with a large group of people and insulting the Mossos d’Esquadra during a mobilisation against the celebration of the Council of Ministers in Barcelona. The accused, according to the Public Ministry, was kicking the officers and wielding a bicycle seat in one hand as if it were an axe. In the compliance trial held at the High Court of Barcelona, the young man accepted a sentence of three years and ten months in prison, in addition to paying a fine for the injuries caused to two Catalan police officers. Specifically, he was sentenced to two years in prison for public distrubance and to one year and ten months for assaulting an enforcement official, in addition to the fines. In terms of civil liability, he will have to compensate one of the officers with 2,400 euros for the injuries caused, and another with 13,000 euros, plus an additional 3,000 euros for the after-effects of the assault suffered by the latter. Impeding a Council of Ministers is punishable, according to the Penal Code, with 5 years in prison.

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