The same room of the Supreme court who judged the cause of the ‘procés’ has reported this Wednesday negatively to the granting of any form of pardon – total or partial – to the 12 convicted of crimes of sedition, embezzlement of public funds and disobedience, to the not appreciating reasons of justice, equity and public utility that justify the granting of the measure of grace.
The Supreme Court report is mandatory but not bindinge with a view to granting a pardon to the twelve Catalan prisoners. The Executive has said that it will study this report, like that of the Prosecutor’s Office, also contrary to the grace measure, in order to make a decision in the Council of Ministers. Next, we review some of the most forceful sentences of the High Court to justify its decision.
“They have been the authors of a mobilization aimed at unilaterally subverting the constitutional order”
“The verification of the failure of the purposes of special prevention forces to reject the pardon requested in favor of the condemned”
“The condemned have not contributed to justify the reasons of justice, equity or public utility that would legitimize the exercise of the right of grace”
“We cannot glimpse a will to reunite with the legal order impaired by the crime”
“There is not the slightest proof or the faintest hint of regret.”
“The message transmitted by those convicted in exercising the right to have the last word and in their subsequent public statements is very expressive of their willingness to repeat the attack.”
“The pardon is presented as an unacceptable solution for the anticipated extinction of criminal responsibility”
“Far from underlining the reasons that would justify the unnecessary nature of the sentence, they choose to focus on a legal criticism of the sentence, coming to question the assumptions that make the exercise of the jurisdictional function legitimate”
“The crime of sedition is more than a crime against public order”
“Amnesty laws have been the means enforced by dictatorial regimes to erase very serious crimes against people and their fundamental rights”