On October 1, 2017, the illegal secessionist consultation promoted and executed by the Government of the Generalitat chaired by Carles Puigdemont. Six years after the illegal referendum, the Supreme Court is once again in the spotlight regarding the possibility that Pedro Sánchez grants an amnesty to the leaders of the process in exchange for their accession to his investiture as President of the Government. The Supreme Court will first be responsible for applying this hypothetical amnesty law.
In February 2019, the trial of those who made up the Government of the Generalitat when the independence of Catalonia was declared began in the High Court, with the exception of Puigdemont and the rest of the former counselors fugitives, Antonio Comín, Louis Puig and Clara Ponsatí.
THE WORLD has had access to the video that the Chamber itself recorded during the four months that the oral hearing was extended. The images reveal the lesser-known moments experienced by the seven magistrates who prosecuted the Catalan separatist challenge; largely captured during the breaks held during the course of the trial held in the Plenary Hall of the High Court.
They were intense months, where the judges of the Supreme Court lived with enormous responsibility the role that they had been assigned to play: being responsible within the structure of the State for giving a criminal response to those who unilaterally declared the independence of Catalonia in October 2017.
The court, composed of judges Manuel Marchena (president and rapporteur), Andrew Martinez Arrieta, John Ramon Executioner, Andrew Dove of the Bow, Ana Ferrer, Antonio Moral y Luciano Varelaalways acted cohesively, unanimously handing down its sentence on October 14, 2019 with the convictions of those responsible for the 1-O.