15 June 2020

Postponement of the trial against Josant, charged with involvement in the 21 December and 30 January demonstrations


The trial against the Vilanova-born Josant was set to be held on 16 June but has finally been postponed following the repercussions of the pandemic on the schedules and agendas of the courts. Josant demonstrated in front of the Catalan Parliament on 30 January 2018 in support of the investiture of Carles Puigdemont. However, he was not identified on the day of this demonstration but during the protests convened by the CDR in opposition to the holding of the Council of Ministers at the Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, which took place on 21 December. In other words, he was identified after the events of 30 January. He was released on charges the day after the 21 December protest. The Prosecutor’s Office and the Catalan Government accuse him of the crimes of public disturbance, attacking authority and attempted theft, and are seeking to sentence him to up to four years in prison. The trial is not due to take place until 9 March next year. The Catalan Government finally reduced its accusation by withdrawing the charges of public disturbance, thereby aligning itself with the accusation issued by the Prosecutor’s Office.

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