‘Holding a referendum is a crime even if it has been decriminalized’ and other sentences of the Office of the Prosecutor

The following are some examples of the assertions the Spanish Prosecutor made on his closing statement during the Trial against Catalan political prisoners:

‘Those who offered resistance are responsible for all the violence’

‘Not only using physical energy implies violence, also resisting’

‘What happened in Catalonia between March 2015 and October 2017 is what in the terminology of the jurist Hans Kelsen is called a coup d’├ętat’

‘Holding a referendum is a crime even if it has been decriminalized’

After reading all these statements, it’s shamefully obvious the Prosecutor not only doesn’t understand anything about civil resistance, and the Theory of Passive resistance or non-violent campaigning, he doesn’t even know that there’s a Criminal Law principle that says ‘Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege’. This is the legality principle for which a person cannot face criminal punishment except for an act that was criminalized by law before he/she performed the act. This is a disgraceful mock of Justice and of what should be an actual Trial.


Source: https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20190604/462671205067/juicio-proces-fiscalia-informes-frases-golpe-de-estado.html?fbclid=IwAR0DDIxrBC9GtuY7vzzoLYvftZjfxoVDCg-_fuMVEfq7qhCyOADTY3g1vFA

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