The judge of the National Court Manuel García Castellón has prosecuted for belonging to a terrorist organization the thirteen alleged members of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR) linked to the so-called “Operation Judas” carried out in September 2019, on the eve of hearing the judgment of the process and nine of them, in addition, for possession, deposit and manufacture of explosive and flammable substances or devices of a terrorist nature.
The magistrate endorses the thesis contained in the final report prepared by the Information Service of the Civil Guard. This threw the conclusion that all of them configured “an organization with a terrorist purpose”, of “clandestine and stable character”, whose objective would be “to carry out violent actions” and even “attacks against previously selected objectives “.
For this they used “incendiary substances manufactured in the two clandestine laboratories that the organization itself had installed in two private homes.” According to the document, the researchers now claim that they all met “a fundamental task in the planning of the assault, occupation and defense of the Parliament of Catalonia. “There they tried, among other things, to lock themselves up with former Catalan president Quim Torra in response to the foreseeable condemnation of the procés sentence.
In his indictment, which EL ESPAÑOL has been able to consult, the magistrate considers that this group formed within the CDRs the so-called Tactical Response Team (ERT) was a cell that was made up of a reduced group of individuals from different CDRs, which “They show great radicalism.”
The magistrate points out that those investigated, as members of the ERT, “would have surpassed the activity within the respective CDR and conformed a parallel terrorist organization, clandestine and stable, the objective of which would be to carry out violent actions or attacks against previously selected targets using explosives and / or incendiary substances manufactured in the two clandestine laboratories that the organization itself had installed in two private homes. “
The creation of this cell is motivated, continues the judge, due to the need to count within the structure of the CDR with a clandestine group of individuals of the utmost trust and who show themselves totally devoted to “the cause”, having been commissioned to carry out the most sensitive actions.
Those investigated, all of them, says the instructor, share “ideological principles favorable to independence” and radical activism as a means to achieve it: their final objective as an organization, continues García Castellón, was none other than to achieve the independence of Catalonia using violence at its best, thereby forcing, in a coercive way, the institutions to grant by deed the separation of Catalonia from the rest of Spain.
Occupation of Parliament
The magistrate understands that the members of this small group in the CDRs have had “active participation” in the materialization of some of the Stronger actions carried out by CDRs to date (roadblocks, oil spillage on the C-55 road in a place where the entourage that transported prisoners from the Lledoners Penitentiary Center required passage, lifting of toll barriers, etc.).
This has been verified through the calls, images, recordings and messages that work in the investigation of the case, collected by the Civil Guard after an arduous investigation that prevented them from actually using the explosives that they were making.
Those investigated, as members of the ERT, the document continues, participated in the creation and development of the CECOR (coordination center) for the actions of the CDRs. They also assumed the order received from a called “CNI Catalan” to provide the necessary logistical infrastructure in order to undertake an action in which it was intended to occupy the Parliament of Catalonia and defend it later.
The agents, in the 103 pages of the report, do not define or clarify who is part of the so-called ‘Catalan CNI’, but they insist that those assignments, based on the evidence, were “taken over” by the violent faction. The investigations also made it possible to know the most minute details about how the assault on Parliament was unfolding. The occupation was scheduled to take place “through the front door.” They knew that “access from the inside” would be made easier for them.
“A higher level”
All this given the technical and human capacity of the aforementioned group, because in order to carry them out, significant knowledge in illicit and clandestine secured telecommunications networks would be necessary, as well as an important mobilization capacity.
These are some of the details that would prove the existence of the plan, as explained in the resolution. Together with a small group of people, they would cooperate with the so-called “CNI” group, and they would be in charge of renting real estate and premises that would provide them with security and the establishment of “quartermaster” bases. They would spend at least a week inside the building, mounting long-distance antennas to maintain communications, all under a budget estimated at 6,000 euros.
In this way, those investigated, taking advantage of the contacts fostered within the militancy in the CDR, “became a cell that raised the intensity and nature of the actions carried out to a higher level “, says the judge
The terrorist organization, at the time of its dismantling, had already carried out precise information on its possible objectives. Specifically, the judge points out that Jordi Ros and other members of the organization would have developed preparatory acts, consisting of a task of recognition of objectives, surveillance and control of police facilities, taking photographs and videos of the predetermined objectives.
In the photographs of the selected lenses, it indicates, certain aspects of the facilities are collected, such as accesses, surveillance cameras, location of electrical towers (among others), police officers and license plates of police vehicles.
The order of the Court of Instruction 6 lists the objectives of which evidence has been obtained in different image supports on which the group intended to perpetrate some type of action or attack, among them, the Naval Command of Barcelona, the Military Government of Barcelona, the Delegation of Government of Barcelona, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia, the headquarters of the Headquarters of the Civil Guard Command of the province of Barcelona, members, vehicles and facilities of the Security Forces and Bodies, towers of high voltage, motorway installations, tolls or the Parliament of Catalonia.
The magistrate highlights, in this sense, the existing evidence that allows verifying how they made a recognition of the perimeter of the barracks of the Barcelona Civil Guard Command.
In addition to the aforementioned objectives, the resolution maintains, Jordi Ros Solá would have carried out different searches on the Internet through his devices, for data related to people linked to political parties opposed to independence and of an agent of the Mossos d’Esquadra body. One of them was Pablo Casado, president of the Popular Party.