24 November 2021

The High Court of Justice of Catalonia ratifies the sentence of three and a half years in prison for Adrián Sas


The High Court of Justice of Catalonia has ratified the sentence of activist Adrián Sas condemning him to three years and six months in prison, a sentence passed by the High Court of Barcelona in November 2020. The Catalan Government acted as a private prosecutor in that case, even though it had said it would withdraw from it. In fact, the sentence includes the aggravating factors presented by the Catalan Government’s lawyers. Rallies take place in Vilafranca and many other parts of the country in support of the pro-independence activist. Sas was condemned for the protests carried out in front of Parliament on the first anniversary of 1 October. The Prosecutor’s Office and the Catalan Government requested he spend up to seven years in prison and the activist’s defence dennounced that the Mossos’s lawyers contributed to making the sentence condemn him to more than two years in prison, which implies that Sas will inevitably be incarcerated. The High Court of Justice of Catalonia considers it sufficiently proven, as the High Court of Barcelona said, that the activist committed a crime of attacking the authority and another of causing injuries. His defence will lodge an appeal with the Supreme Court.

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