The representative of the CUP Anna Gabriel She has announced that she will not go to testify before the Supreme Court, where she is cited this Wednesday as being investigated in the case brought by magistrate Pablo Llarena for the independence process: “I will not go to Madrid.”
“As I will not have a fair trial in my country, I have sought a country that can protect my rights“, has related in an interview published this Tuesday in the Swiss newspaper ‘Le Temps’, collected by Europa Press.
In that sense, Gabriel’s lawyer has already filed a brief in the Supreme Court in which she announces that she will remain in Switzerland and will not come tomorrow to testify as being investigated for rebellion, understanding that in the case opened by the independence process “there is no right to a fair trial.”
In a letter, to which Efe has had access, Gabriel’s lawyer and also former CUP deputy Benet Salellas refers to the interview published by the Swiss newspaper.
“For reasons of procedural fairness, this part informs the Court of this point and, consequently, and given that the investigation statement is not going to take place, we hereby announce that the undersigned lawyer will not appear tomorrow either,” says the text that Salellas has presented today to the Supreme Court.
– CUP Països Catalans (@cupnacional) February 20, 2018
Gabriel traveled to Geneva for the weekend and this Tuesday a CUP press conference is scheduled in Barcelona to explain the defense strategy of the exporter in Parliament.
During the interview, the political representative compared the situation in Spain with the situation in Turkey and has criticized that she is being investigated for her political activity, since she has always peacefully defended the holding of the October 1 referendum.
“When I saw the fate of some of my colleagues who have been in prison since December, I realized that I had to leave. I am not the only one to risk going to jail, the rest of the Government is threatened,” he explained, referring to to the consellers dismissed in preventive prison, and has considered that it will be more useful to their movement from abroad than from jail.
He has ensured that “the The question of Catalonia should be able to be resolved politically, but the Spanish authorities want to silence independence through repression “, and maintains that the Rajoy government does not act against the violence of fascist groups.
Likewise, he regrets that “teachers, policemen, politicians and even mere voters” are also being investigated for their role in the Catalan sovereign process.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.