The independence leaders prisoners for the ‘procés’ have left the prisons this morning where they are serving their sentence and for the first time they will be able to enjoy the semi-release regime after the third degree that they have been granted by the treatment boards of Catalan prisons, so they will be able to spend the weekend at home.
The boards of the Lledoners, Wad Ras and Puig de les Basses prisons have decided to apply the usual open regime modality to the nine prisoners provided for in article 83 of the penitentiary regulations, with which they will only have to spend the night in prison, between 8 and 11 hours a day, normally Monday through Thursday.
In this way, the semi-freedom regime granted to the prisoners of the ‘procés’ has become effective today, for which they will pass all weekend out of prison, since it is an immediate enforcement measure that can only be suspended or revoked by court order.
The first to leave prison has been the former president of the Parliament Carme Forcadell, who left the Barcelona prison of Wad Ras before seven in the morning, and got into a car without making any statements.
Subsequently, the former vice president of the Generalitat Oriol has been released from the Lledoners prison Junqueras, the ex-ministers Jordi Turull and Raül Romeva and the president of Òmnium Cultural, Jordi Cuixart.
Later the ex-councilors Josep left this same prison Roll and Joaquim Forn, and the former president of the ANC and former deputy Jordi Sànchez. The last to leave, from the Puig de les Basses prison, in Figueres (Girona), was the ex-minister Dolors Bassa.
Coinciding with his release from prison today, Jordi Cuixart has published on his Twitter account a message in which he says: “The third grade is nothing.”
“We will continue fighting to end all repression, the return of exiles and for the self-determination of Catalonia. Long live the Catalan Republic. We are and we will be!”, Concluded Cuixart.
The third degree is nothing. We will continue to fight for an end to all repression, the return of exiles and for the self-determination of Catalonia. Long live the Catalan Republic. We are and will be! (Photo @Pauventeo ) pic.twitter.com/cxZzBGMjg2
– Jordi Cuixart (@jcuixart) July 17, 2020
For his part, Jordi Turull He has indicated in statements to RAC1: “We will see how long all this lasts. Everyone knows that the Prosecutor’s Office is absolutely out of the question, in terms of punishment and revenge.”
The Prosecutor’s office has resorted so far all the permits and flexibilization measures of the prison regime of the ‘procés’ prisoners, so it is foreseeable that it will also do so in the case of the third degree, in which, unlike job opportunities and 100.2 volunteering, the Supreme Court will have the last word.