28 June 2018

Procedures commence to transfer the political prisoners to Catalonia


In response to requests from the polical leaders held in Soto del Real prison (Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez) and Alcalá Meco (Carme Forcadell and Dolors Bassa) Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarenaconfirms that there is no procedural drawback preventing them from being transferred to prisons located in Catalonia and reinterates that in any case, the decision should be taken by the Penitentiary Institutions Secretary-General, which reports to the Ministry of the Interior. The Minister of the Interior Grande-Marlaska confirms that procedures are under way to transfer them to Catalonia. With regards to those imprisoned in Estremera, on 29 June, Llarena confirms that there are no procedural reasons against transferring Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva and confirms the same on 3 July for Jordi Turull, Josep Rull and Joaquim Forn who had made the request later.

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