Oriol Junqueras tells judge that organizing referendum is no crime and “not a cent” of public money was used while activists Sànchez and Cuixart denounce “criminalization” of movement
16 April 2018 08:01 PM
In a court appearance on Monday, the jailed Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras defended Catalonia’s right to self-determination and told the judge that calling a referendum is no crime. Deposed vice president Oriol Junqueras made a 40-minute appearance in Spain’s Supreme Court, where he is charged with rebellion and misuse of public funds for his part in the push for independence. Also in court today were MP Jordi Sànchez, former president of the civil society organization Catalan National Assembly, and Jordi Cuixart, activist from the cultural group Òmnium Cultural. They also denounced the "criminalization" of the pro-independence movement.