The Court considers that the fundamental rights of the former minister have not been violated by the sentence issued by the Supreme Court on the events of 1 October. Specifically, the Court argues that the sentence is justified by the fact that ‘he actively participated in laying the foundations that created the conditions necessary for a citizen mobilisation aimed at holding a judicially prohibited referendum.’ As in the case of Jordi Turull, the decision was not unanimous. Two of the court’s nine magistrates, Juan Antonio Xiol Ríos and María Luisa Balaguer, issues a separate vote because they consider that the penalty for sedition and disqualification is ‘disproportionate.’ On 2 June, the same court dismisses the appeals for protection of Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez, and Xiol and Balaguer once again issue a private vote against the decision. In June, Cuixart, Turull and Rull appealed the decision to the European Court of Human Rights. Sànchez does the same the following September.
13 May 2021
12 May 2021
11 May 2021
The Constitutional Court rejects Josep Rull’s appeal for protection against the judgement of 1 October
6 May 2021
4 May 2021
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