The Organisation of the Unrecognised United Nations (UUN) showed its support of the Espai Democracy and Coexistence and joined in the call for liberty for the captured and imprisoned pro-independents; in addition, they plead for Catalonia and the Spanish Government, headed by Mariano Rajo, to open a forum for dialogue and political negotiation that will let them put an end to the Catalan crisis.
The UUN has rejected, on various occasions, the incarceration of the pro-independence leaders Jordi Cuixart, president of Omnium Cultural, and Jordi Sanchez, ex-president of the National Catalan Assembly and present deputy of JxCat, who have been unjustly put behind bars for six months.
In addition, the UUN values positively the fact that the German justice has freed Carles Puigdemont, president of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and believed that the decision represented an international recognition for the cause of Catalonia’s independence and that they will be able to have a bearing on the incarcerated leaders leaving prison as soon as possible.
The liberation of Puigdemont was well-received by all of the progressive forces that recognise Catalonia’s right to independence. Junts per Catalunya said that the decision of the German judge was a “slap in the face to the misinterpretation of the law and the gross political use of the Penal Code carried out in Spain to persecute the legitimate president”; meanwhile, the vice-president of Parliament and Puigdemont’s lawyer, Josep Costa, said that he felt optimistic that the delivery process would be favorably resolved for his client.
The UUN welcomes the fact that the German judge has felt that Puigdemont hasn’t committed the crime of rebellion, since the Catalonian pro-independence movement is based on community spirit, not on violence. In addition, the UUN insists that the accusations of sedition against Puigdemont and the other pro-independence leaders are absurd, since the International Pact on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by the Spanish Government in 1977, recognises in the first article, third paragraph: The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.”