Letter from Estremera jail, from Carles Mundó

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Catalan Justice Minister Carles Mundó sent the following letter from Estremera jail, where he has been held awaiting trial for charges of sedition and rebellion for fulfilling his publicly stated electoral mandate. Original Catalan appears at the end “In prison, each day is like the next. It’s even easy to forget what day we’re on at all. Mondays are confused with Fridays and Saturdays with Tuesdays. Even so, there are special moments that always have to do with things that come from the outside, whether they be a call from a family member, hearing the voice of your wife and …

CatalanPresident @KRLS on imprisonment of government

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Carles Puigdemont, the rightful president of Catalonia gave these remarks in response to the imprisonment of the vice president and seven ministers of the Catalan government. You can see the video here. Here is my English translation. The Spanish State has decided to imprison the vice president and ministers of the legitimate government that was elected at the ballot boxes on September 27, 2015. It is a very serious error. Indeed it is a terrible attack on democracy. To imprison political leaders for having fulfilled their electoral commitments and the commitments in the Parliament that they took on with broad public …

President Puigdemont Statement on arrests September 20

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Good morning everyone. As you know, a little while ago the executive of the Government of Catalonia met urgently and extraordinarily, and we came to an agreement on the following official declaration that I want to share with you now. The Catalan Government was the recipient today of a coordinated aggression from the police forces of the Spanish government’s interior ministry, with the objective of blocking all Catalans from being able to express themselves, freely and peacefully, on October 1. And in order to suspend the activity of the government that was elected at the ballot boxes on September 27, …

Statement on Spanish attempt to take over Catalan @Mossos Police

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Yesterday, reports in Madrid newspapers said that Spain was taking over Catalan police. Home Affairs Minister Joaquim Forn made a statement at 3pm to dispel the rumors: “Good morning. This morning there was a meeting at the Head Prosecutor’s office in Catalonia between the security forces and corps of the State, the Municipal Police of Barcelona and the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police force). The legal department of the home affairs ministry is studying the edict in order to offer a legal response. In addition to the commander of the legal police, also present for the second time, was a high-ranking officer of the …