8 September 2017

The Prosecutor’s Office presents two complaints to the High Court of Justice of Catalonia against the government and the members of the Bureau of Parliament


The complaint to the government is against President Carles Puigdemont, Vice President Oriol Junqueras and the 12 Ministers of the Government (Joaquim Forn, Jordi Turull, Raül Romeva, Clara Ponsatí, Josep Rull, Toni Comín, Dolors Bassa, Meritxell Borràs, Lluis Puig, Carles Mundó, Meritxell Serret and Santi Vila) for the crimes of disobedience, prevarication and embezzlement of public funds for signing the decree calling for the referendum; and that of the members of the Bureau of Parliament for the same crimes, against Carme Forcadell and the 4 members of the Board – Lluís Guinó, Anna Simó, Ramona Barrufet and Joan Josep Nuet – who had allowed the laws on the referendum and legal transition to be voted on. On the same day, the High Court of Justice of Catalonia agrees to hear the complaints and adds the complaint against the government to the proceedingit already has open against Meritxell Borràs for announcing the purchase of the ballot boxes and the complaint against the Bureau in the procedure it has open against Forcadell and others members of the Bureau. This is the third of four complaints that the Prosecutor’s Office will end up presenting against Forcadell to allow debates and votes in the plenary session.

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