Transitional solution for puigdemont and catalonia?

transitional solution for puigdemont and catalonia?

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Independence parties want to elect Jordi Sànchez as interim president, German government wants to stay out of Puigdemont case

The independence parties in Catalonia are now seeking to install Jordi Sànchez as president while Germany decides whether to extradite former president Carles Puigdemont to Spain. Puigdemont’s "Together for Catalonia" (JxCat) meets demands of the Republican Left (ERC), which wants a government quickly.

According to JxCat representatives, this will be a transitional solution until Puigdemont can be elevated to office, for which preparations are already being made. "Every slogan that is not Puigdemont is provisional", The vice-president of the parliament Josep Costa has declared.

It is clear to all that time is now running out, the two-month deadline after the attempted inauguration of former government spokesman Jordi Turull is now running nam. His election was thwarted last Saturday by the imprisonment of Judge Pablo Llarena the day before. If no president is elected by the end of May, new elections will be held. They were, like the forced elections on 21. December, again carried out under Spanish control. Nobody wants that but Spanish unionists. Madrid may still be hoping for a decision on Puigdemont in two months’ time. Seriously, however, no one can believe in it. To elect him in absentia, "is not on the table", is now heard from negotiating circles.

Sànchez, former president of the rough Catalan National Assembly (ANC), to reappoint is a smart move. Judge Llarena had also prevented his investiture. The prisoner on remand, already imprisoned since October, was forbidden by Llarena to go to the parliament with excuses. Thus his political rights have been undermined, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee also noted last week. As "precautionary removal" Was called for by Spain, "To take all necessary measures to allow Jordi Sànchez to exercise his political rights".

Llarena, the legal expert "Bias" and "Breaking the law" accuse, is now to be put in a dilemma. If he allows Sànchez to be imprisoned, he admits that he has acted unlawfully against Turull. If he refuses the fourth attempt, he further puts himself in the wrong, which makes the defense of Puigdemont and all exiles in Belgium, the United Kingdom and Switzerland strong, say the defenders.

This judge wants to use European or international arrest warrants to force the extraditions of Puigdemont and six other Catalan politicians, but no one in Germany has yet been detained. If the plan D would also fail because of a judge, who is more and more obviously in the wrong, there would still be time to make another plan "transitional presidents" to choose.

Federal government does not want to "interfere"

Switzerland has already declared on several occasions that they are "political offences", why Bern rejects extraditions. Berlin obviously sees things differently. Der Spiegel reports that the German government "no veto" as Puigdemont’s defenders are demanding of her.

With reference to "Government circles" it is said that the Chancellery sees this as a problem "as a legal-political affront to the federal states", as the federal government had transferred the approval procedure in cases of extradition. Is this how Berlin wants to escape its special historical responsibility??

Judge wants Catalan organizations paragraph 515 for "Terrorism, armed gangs and illegal associations" ban

It has long been rumored that Llarena is seeking to ban organizations and/or parties that have been advocating independence for years. At the top of the list are the ANC and Òmnium Cultural, which he loved to search several times. Catalan media cite decisions of the judge and speak of the "Sword of Damocles", that because of the serious accusations hanging over them. It was noticeable that Llarena also made the accusation against former ANC leader Sànchez and jailed Òmnium president Jordi Cuixart of "riot" to the most serious accusation "Rebellion" has increased.

He argues that the crimes attributed to them have been "shared by a large group of sympathizers" and poses "Organized structures" from being used over "considerable financial resources from membership dues" authorized. For experts, this is no coincidence, as it refers to criteria of Article 515 of the Criminal Code for "terrorism, armed gangs and illegal associations" targets. In addition, a large number of organizations and parties were banned in the Basque Country, for which a connection between the parties or organizations and the underground organization ETA was also often constructed. Evidence of involvement has never been presented, even torture accusations rejected by Spanish courts.

The Basques, some of whom actually rose up with weapons, were never accused of rebellion, however, and their presidential candidates were also allowed into parliament, even if they were accused of ETA membership. The judiciary was probably too stupid to accuse the Basques of some kind of coup, because that means rebellion, and for that a "violent and public uprising" necessary. The Spanish judiciary obviously did not see this with ETA, but now with a peaceful Catalan movement. Happy Easter.

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