Carme Forcadell, first to take her case to the European Court of Human RightsThe appeal to Strasbourg is based on the gross disproportion of her pre-trial detention
Carme Forcadell, in an archive picture
The ex-president of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell, is the first of those imprisoned under the Catalan independence Trial to take her case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Her lawyers have already presented her appeal to Strasbourg; an appeal that is based on the gross disproportion of her pre-trial detention. Forcadell has been under this restriction since 23rd March.
The ex-president of the Parliament resorted to turning to Europe after exhausting all other legal resources before the Supreme Court. Except, of course, that of the Constitutional Court. But as it remains unresolved, her writ of protection is to report the violation of Human Rights to Strasbourg.
The news will break on the same day that she testifies before the Supreme Court. The ex-president of Parliament will speak in court after Jordi Cuixart, the president of Òmnium. He has already explained that his priority "is not to get out of prison, but to condemn the attack on rights".
Forcadell is accused ofrebellion, sedition and criminal organisation on the reasoning that she had a crucial role during the Independence and she was among those who encouraged citizens to occupy and defend the 1-0 voting centres. She faces a demanded sentence of 17 years imprisonment and 17 years of disqualification.