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The Government says that the prosecutor's request on Junqueras confirms that the events of 2017 are still punishable

MADRID, 25 Ene.

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The Government says that the prosecutor's request on Junqueras confirms that the events of 2017 are still punishable

MADRID, 25 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, has assured this Wednesday that the fact that the prosecutors of the trial of the 'procés' have asked to maintain the sentence of disqualification that the president of ERC, Oriol Junqueras, is still serving, despite the reduction of sentences for embezzlement, confirms that the crimes for which the leaders of the independence process were convicted continue to be "penalized."

Specifically, the public prosecutor's office has asked to maintain the disqualification sentences imposed on Junqueras, Raül Romeva, Jordi Turull and Dolors Bassa for the crimes of embezzlement (reformed in the new Penal Code) and sedition (suppressed in this latest modification).

Asked about it in Congress, Bolaños stressed that the prosecutors' request shows that the Government was right when it defended that the reform of the Penal Code approved in December "does not decriminalize" the events that occurred in 2017. "They were crimes under the current code then and they continue to be with the one approved with the countries around us", he emphasized.

In addition, he has shown his respect for the criteria set by the public ministry and has anticipated that the Government will accept with the same attitude the decision made in this regard by the court that tried the leaders of the process, which is the one that will have the last word. on the maintenance or not of the sentences.

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