It is not only criminal Spain who is guilty of crimes against the brave Catalan people, but all of hypocritical and terrorist Europe. They support the state-right of Palestinian Islamist terrorists and ignore several peoples who struggle peacefully for their independence including Catalan, Corsican, Basque, New Caledonia, Kurds, Tibetans, Venetians, Amazigh peoples and many others.
Europe, the mother of terrorism, is the first source of all the problems of the world. Kaci Hamadi
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is demanding the release of three Catalan leaders currently in detention on pending trials for the 2017 Independence Proclamation. The working group of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) considers that freedom of expression, as well as the right to protest and to participate, have been violated. He calls for the immediate release of Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart. The Spanish state would also be required to compensate for the time these three have spent in pre-trial detention. A total of nine Catalan leaders who have been placed in pre-trial detention for their involvement in organizing the October 2017 referendum, which led to the proclamation of independence of Catalonia. According to the working group, the three leaders of Catalan civil society accused of rebellion have never committed nor encouraged any act of violence. One of them, Jordi Cuixart, is the president of the NGO Omnium.
This decision by the United Nations echoes many previous calls by international organizations. This is indeed not the first time that international structures question the decision of the Spanish justice system to keep the political prisoners Catalan in prison. Amnesty International, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), Frontline Defenders, among others, have called for the immediate release of prisoners. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Catalonia, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to “comply with the decision of the UN working group by immediately releasing political prisoners.” He emphasized that the decision clearly shows that “pre-trial detention is a discretionary and disproportionate measure in this case.” From the prison, Jordi Cuixart said: “In calling for the end of our arbitrary detention, the UN working group denounces the violations by Spain of our fundamental rights. It’s an international democratic shame. “