A President of a Nation declaring in court for having wanted to let people express their opinion in a non binding referendum
The political party of Artur Mas, the President of Catalonia, and his allied parties, won the elections of the last september 27, and won by absolute majority. The process of independence that these parties defended goes on, but the dark hand of Spanish Government tries to stifle the voice of the people with dishonest tricks, like the obstruction of the votes of the catalan people who lived abroad, or the imputation of the president for having put the ballot boxes in the banned referendum of the last november 9. Catalan society is upset for this fact: a President of a Nation declaring in court for having wanted to let people express their opinion in a non binding referendum, the same day that other president (Lluís Companys) was murdered by Spain, in 1940; the only European elected President that has been shot by a dictatorial state.The imputation of Artur Mas shows the authoritarian character of the spanish political system, a system that emerged from the last dictatorship, a system based on a constitution drafted during the tense period of the political transition, with the army of Franco staring every step and sharpening the sabers. Many european politicals (like the mayoress of Barcelona, Ada Colau) have expressed their stupor for this absurd imputation.
Catalonia will not retreat. The more they despise the people, the more Catalonia will stand up and move forward. We believe in those values that make the peoples worthy of their free fate: freedom, democracy, peace, hope, fraternity...
And we need the help of all the free countries.