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👨‍⚖️Day 2 of the trial of the Catalan process in 10 quotes (and 12 tweets):

🔴Prosecution counsels respond

Public Prosecutor, Solicitor General of the State and private prosecution, far-right political party, Vox, in the Supreme Court
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Javier Zaragoza, the Public Prosecutor, stated that this is “a trial in defence of Spanish democracy”:

“Their aim is to turn those who have severely fractured and broken the constitutional order into victims of political persecution.”
Zaragoza said that the defendants were not persecuted for their ideas, but for having “committed criminal acts”:

“It's a fallacy of colossal dimensions that must be shouted from the rooftops: nobody, none of the accused, not one is, or has been, persecuted for their ideas.”
On police violence during referendum, he blamed the accused:

“Responsibility for the violent acts on 1 October shouldn't be attributed to the security forces, but to those who mobilized thousands of citizens and prevented the legitimate police operation, like a human wall.”
According to the Prosecutor, neither Carles Puigdemont nor Marta Rovira can be witnesses because they are “indicted in these proceedings”:

“To expect someone in rebellion to give evidence by videoconference would break all procedural rules governing evidence in the trial.”
On the Schleswig-Holstein Court ruling rejecting the rebellion charge:

“The German court assumed the role of prosecution by right conferred upon the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, which was therefore improper interference in the jurisdiction of the Spanish courts.”
Public Prosecutor Fidel Cadena claimed the indy movement is based on false “post-truths:

“There are a number of truths, or post-truths, of the process that aren't true. They're expressions that, if repeated a 1000 times, seem to equal a truth, but are not at all.“
Cadena asserted that the Catalan Parliament created a “parallel legislation” which foresaw “the use of violence” and it all became an “explosive cocktail of one-sidedness”.
“The Board of the Parliament foresees taking over structures of the State Government, and finally, when the time comes, making use of violence: it's planned from the white paper, the road map and the document ‘Enfocats’.”
The Solicitor General of the State, Rosa María Seoane, claimed that the State is fully entitled to act as a private prosecution:

“We are here today because there have been events that constitute a crime. The criminal trial will be a fair trial.”
Vox lawyer, Pedro Fernández, requested the Court ban yellow ribbons in the chamber because “they have a clear political meaning”:

“Today, like yesterday, one of the accused is visibly wearing an adornment that represents a yellow ribbon, with an obvious political meaning.”
The president of the Court, Manuel Marchena, did not accept the request:

“The chamber interprets it as an ideological symbol and, consequently, will not prevent the defendants from using the symbol of which you have spoken and which one of the accused is wearing.”
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