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Catalan President Quim Torra sentenced to 18 months' ban on public office

2019-12-19T11:37:16.760Z

The president of the Catalonia region, the independentist Quim Torra, was found guilty on Thursday by the Catalan justice of disobedience for having broken the electoral law. The conviction is…



The Catalan separatist leader Quim Torra was condemned, Thursday December 19, to 18 months of prohibition of exercise of a public mandate by the highest court of Catalonia, which sits in Barcelona. The court found the head of the Catalan executive guilty of disobeying the electoral commission.

The court decision is not immediately enforceable, and Quim Torra can appeal. But if confirmed, it could cost him his job. Before the legislative elections on April 28 in Spain, the president of the Generalitat de Catalunya had refused to remove pro-independence symbols, such as flags or yellow ribbons, despite orders from the Spanish electoral commission, which considered it was propaganda.

The court also fined him 30,000 euros.

With AFP and Reuters

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