Jordi Sànchez says there won't be "repentance" of the prisoners of the 'procés' in exchange for pardons

The general secretary of Junts per Catalunya, Jordi SànchezHe has assured this that the pardons prepared by the Government “cannot be in exchange for any repentance.”

The pro-independence positions do not move despite the steps that the Executive that leads Pedro Sanchez has done in recent weeks to pave the way until its publication in the Official State Gazette.

“It will be a decision that will correspond to the Executive, but it will be a solution if it arrives completely insufficient. Behind the 12 people who can be pardoned, 9 of whom are serving prison, there are thousands of people who suffer legal action every day“, lamented Sànchez, who has reiterated his commitment to amnesty.

Regarding the mobilization in Plaza Colón in Madrid against pardons, he has endorsed the right of the thousands of people who gathered to demonstrate, and has taken the opportunity to warn that, if they are granted this measure, “It is a very partial solution” to the Catalan conflict.

Iceta’s Proposal

The Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Miquel Iceta, has closed the door to the self determination and the amnesty to the prisoners of process and has put on the table the possibility of a new Statute for Catalonia that is voted in referendum. In addition, it anticipates that the pardons arrive before August 1.

“I would like an agreement on a stronger self-governance and fairer funding that it take the form of the Statute, “said Iceta, who recalls that since 2014” it has not been reviewed again. “” In terms of financing, something can be improved, “he acknowledged in an interview on RAC1.

Iceta, who thinks that “It is better to vote an agreement than a break”, explained that the first thing he would do in Catalonia is “a catalog of all problems that have led us here “and analyze the elements that have caused” dissatisfaction. “Once diagnosed, it proposes the resolution and” approach “to these issues, a work, recognizes” that we have not done and must be done with patience. ” horizon: a referendum “of a new government agreement, of a new statute “.


In relation to pardons, Iceta anticipates that they will arrive before August 1. “They can be at any time, but I think they will be before we go on vacation. This depends on the president. Politicians, until the first of August, we did not finish. Yesterday there were statements from the vice president of the Government saying that they can arrive in a few weeks. We have to touch it, “he stressed.

The Executive of the PSOE has debated this Monday, finally, on pardons. And if the Council of Ministers has not made a decision yet, the Socialist Party has: “Of course, the party fully supports this issue of pardons.”. After several weeks without meetings in Ferraz, and precisely on a Monday in which The Secretary General and President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, was not there, the PSOE officially takes a position, through the Jose Luis Ábalos.

And it does so even before the government motivates them. Not surprisingly, the files of each of the 12 convicted by the process they have not yet reached the Council of Ministers. And therefore, they have not been made public either.

Ábalos, secretary of the Socialist Organization, appeared at a press conference on Monday and, to questions from the press, admitted that the Party Executive “of course she has debated” the pardons. “We cannot avoid it, it is a key issue for coexistence in Catalonia,” he said. “And we do not put any objection, nor criticism at all” to his concession.

The also Minister of Transport has sought arguments, yes, to hide the change of opinion of Pedro Sánchez, who won the last elections in 2019 promising “full compliance with the penalties of those condemned by the 1-O “, besides that it would bring” to Carles Puigdemont to Spain to be tried. “


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