House of Commons
CATALAN PRISONERS' HUNGER STRIKE
EDM #1907
Tabled 06 December 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House expresses its deep concern over the decision of two jailed Catalan political prisoners, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, to commence an indefinite hunger strike in protest against the refusal of the Spanish Constitutional Court to respond to eight appeals filed by the defendants regarding the charges against them of rebellion and sedition, for which they are being held in preventative detention awaiting trial; notes that this refusal prevents the defendants taking their case to the European courts; accordingly expresses its support for Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull; regrets the way that their case is being handled; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Spanish Constitutional Court to respond immediately to their appeals.