Persecution of the Catalan Pro-Independence Movement over the 2017 Self-Determination Referendum Goes On

Earlier this week, a court in Barcelona confirmed the indictment of 29 Catalan government officials and businesspeople for their role in the preparations for the 2017 independence referendum. They are accused of disobedience, misuse of public funds, abuse of office, and document falsification.

The same court also decided to close the inquiries into 19 other people and rejected the request to try three more people: the Director of the Catalan Data Protection Authority, Maria Àngels Barbarà; the former Director-General of Dissemination of the Catalan Government, Ignasi Genovès and the Director of Services of the Department of the Presidency, Teresa Prohias.

The persecuted include:

– Albert Royo: Secretary-General of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat).

– Aleix Villatoro: Secretary-General at the International Actions, Institutional Relations, and Transparency Ministry.

– Antoni Molons: Secretary of Broadcasting and Citizen Assistance at the Catalan Presidency Department.

– Joaquim Nin: Secretary-General at the Catalan Presidency Department.

– Josep Ginesta: Secretary-General at the Catalan Work, Social Affairs, and Family Ministry.

– Saül Gordillo: Director of Catalunya Ràdio.

– Amadeu Altafaj: Director of the Catalan Government’s Delegation to the European Union.

– Núria Llorach: Vice-President of the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation (CCMA).

List of all persecuted and accusations:

– Marta Garsaball Pujol: misuse of public funds, disobedience, document falsification, and abuse of office.

– Aleix Villatoro Oliver: misuse of public funds, disobedience, and abuse of office.

– Rosa Vidal Planella: misuse of public funds, disobedience, and document falsification.

– Joaquim Nin Borredà: misuse of public funds, disobedience, and abuse of office.

Amadeu Altafaj Tardio: misuse of public funds and abuse of office.

Albert Royo Mariné: misuse of public funds and document falsification.

Manuel Manonelles Tarragó: misuse of public funds, disobedience, and abuse of office.

Ignasi Genovés Avellana: misuse of public funds, disobedience, and abuse of office.

Teresa Prohías Ricart: misuse of public funds, disobedience, and abuse of office.

Antoni Molons Garcia: misuse of public funds and abuse of office.

Francesc Sutrías Grau: misuse of public funds and disobedience.

Pablo Raventós: misuse of public funds and disobedience.

Francesc Fabregas Bonet: misuse of public funds and disobedience.

Jaume Clotet Planas: misuse of public funds.

Josep Ginesta Vicente: misuse of public funds.

David Palanques Bonavia: misuse of public funds.

David Franco Sánchez: misuse of public funds.

Natalia Garriga Ibáñez: misuse of public funds.

Rosa M. Rodríguez Curto: misuse of public funds.

Josué Sallent: misuse of public funds.

Xavier Puig Farré: misuse of public funds.

Vicent Sanchís Llacer: disobedience.

Saül Gordillo Benárdez: disobedience.

Núria Llorach Boladeras: disobedience.

Frederic Udina Abelló: disobedience.

Martí Patxot: disobedience.

Mercedes Martínez: disobedience.

Joan Manel Gómez Sanz: disobedience.

Josep Masolivé Puig: disobedience.

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