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On 1 Oct. 2017, @sanchezcastejon (then in the opposition) said: "I wish to make clear our disagreement with the police charges that have occurred today. [We] wish the injured a rapid recovery. And [we make clear] our will to call to account the leaders who ordered those charges."
On 17 October 2017 the @PSOE withdrew its demand for Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría to appear before parliament to explain this police violence. "At this time it's not a priority" was the party's new position.
By 21 October 2017 @sanchezcastejon had offered Mariano Rajoy his full support in removing home rule in Catalonia through the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. His priorities were now clear.
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Diego López Garrido, Professor in Constitutional Law, formed part of the team that drafted the 1995 reform of the Spanish Criminal Code. He was personally responsible for drawing up the definition of the criminal offence of rebellion in the code.
Interviewed on Catalan public television TV3 today about the #CatalanTrial, Mr Garrido strongly criticised the case presented by Spain’s Public Prosecutor: “The Public Prosecutor’s Office hasn't been able to prove that a rebellion took place, because no rebellion took place.”
He lambasted the final report presented by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, claiming that it lacked well-grounded legal arguments. In particular he criticised the use of the term “coup d’état”, which is not legal term and bears no relation whatsoever to what occurred.
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At the #CatalanTrial, day after day, defence lawyers have to listen as police officers recount a version of the events of 1 October 2017 that differs wildly from the objective video evidence viewed by the lawyers in court (and by us at home) on laptop screens.👇
#judiciFarsa
But, perversely, the judges refuse to allow this video evidence to be shown to the witnesses. All the video evidence will be viewed by the judges further down the line when there are no witnesses present. What will be the format of this marathon video session?
Nobody knows. Will defence lawyers be given the chance to pause each video in order to point out the outrageous lies told in court by public servants? Will these liers be held to account? Will the judges be paying attention as polling stations & whirling batons merge into one?
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#CatalanTrial: PP - the Perjury Party 1
"A witness who doesn't tell the truth in his deposition in court shall be punished with imprisonment of 6 months to 2 yrs and a fine of 3-6 months"
Sáenz de Santamaría couldn't remember/lied
The PP can never remember/always lies
📽️@omnium
#CatalanTrial: PP - the Perjury Party 2
"A witness who doesn't tell the truth in his deposition in a court case shall be punished with imprisonment of 6 months to 2 yrs and a fine of 3-6 months"
M. Rajoy couldn't remember/lied
The PP can never remember/always lies
📽️@omnium
#CatalanTrial: PP - the Perjury Party 3
"A witness who doesn't tell the truth in his deposition in a court case shall be punished with imprisonment of 6 months to 2 years and a fine of 3-6 months"
Zoido couldn't remember/lied
The PP can never remember/always lies
📽️@omnium
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