Jordi Sànchez, the general secretary of the political party Junts per Catalunya, has appealed his Supreme Court sentence to the European Court of Human rights. The former president of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) was given a 9-year prison sentence for sedition after leading a protest on 20 September 2017 in the buildup to the 1 October 2017 referendum.

In a press conference accompanied by the current president of the entity, Elisenda Paluzie, Sànchez explained that he wants Spain to be condemned for “a continuation of violations of fundamental rights.” “I hope that Spain will receive an unequivocal correction from the highest European body regarding justice and human rights,” he added.

Jordi Sànchez wants “no citizen of Catalonia to ever have the feeling of insecurity and uncertainty for exercising their rights to assembly, demonstration, freedom of expression, and ideological freedom.”

Paluzie thanked the international support  and messages sent by Gerard Onestaf, ormer Vicepresident of the European Parliament, Irish MEP Clare Daly and Sebastien nadot, member of the French National Assembly.

 

Combined-Shape Created with Sketch.

Ajuda VilaWeb
Ajuda la premsa lliure

VilaWeb sempre parla clar, i això molesta. Ho fem perquè sempre ho hem fet, d'ençà del 1995, però també gràcies al fet que la nostra feina com a periodistes és protegida pels més de 20.000 lectors que han decidit d'ajudar-nos voluntàriament.

Gràcies a ells podem oferir els nostres continguts en obert per a tothom. Ens ajudes tu també a ser més forts i arribar a més gent?
En aquesta pàgina trobaràs tots els avantatges d'ésser subscriptor de VilaWeb, a què tindràs accés a partir d'avui.