The President of the Government, Pere Aragonès, thanked the prisoners of the ‘procés’ at the official reception that the Catalan executive made them this Monday at the Palau de la Generalitat for their commitment to Catalonia and “its people” and he has let them know: “We are counting on you to continue the fight against repression.” For her part, on behalf of those pardoned, the former president of the Parliament Carme Forcadell has promised to “continue working” for their end.
Before entering the Palau, Aragonès and the nine prisoners from 1-O have made a Photograph in front of the door, while in the street, supporters shouted “independence”. Once inside, the pardoned have embraced with the members of the Government present there.
In the act of tribute, the first to speak was the Vice President of the Government and Minister of Digital Policies and Territory, Jordi Puigneró, who has told the ‘procés’ prisoners that their “sacrifice has not been in vain.”
He has also stated that “1-O was neither a mistake nor a crime” and that is why the Catalan executive “will persist” until achieving “amnesty and self-determination” and will fight “against repression” and for the “return of the exiles.” “We will do it again because the only fight that is lost is the one that is abandoned,” he continued.
Puigneró has added in reference to the Government that “one day they will be the ones who will be obliged to ask us for forgiveness” and he has criticized that this says that “it is the hour of the policy” and nevertheless, the prisoners are “disqualified until 2031”.
Likewise, he thanked those pardoned for staying “upright and without fainting.” “We will never forget what you have lived and suffered”, has assured. He also stressed that they have been in jail “on behalf of Catalonia” and told them that they are “a benchmark” for Catalonia.
After Puigneró, on behalf of the prisoners, has spoken Forcadell, who has assured that they are committed to “continue working for the end of the repression.”
The former president of the Parliament, pardoned last week after serving more than 3.5 years in prison for her role in the unilateral referendum of October 1, has indicated that “these days” the pardoned and their families “are” happy “, but that “happiness and joy are not complete” because there are still people “exiled and retaliated”. In this sense, he has affirmed that they will work “to ensure that people who cannot return home, because they are victims of political repression, can live in peace and in tranquility “.
“You have no doubt that today we are taking another step,” said Forcadell, who pointed out that the prisoners were notor would they be in the Generalitat today “without constant mobilization, peaceful, unalterable of the people “and without” judicial and political victories. ”
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