Madrid, Sep 21 (EFE).- The magistrate of the Supreme Court who investigated the Catalan “trials”, Pablo Llarena, has completed the summary concerning the former CUP deputy Anna Gabriel, who appeared last July before the judge after more than four years on the run in Switzerland and that she is being prosecuted for the offense of disobedience.

Judge Llarena issued an order in which he accepts the summary’s conclusion and remands the case to the Criminal Division of the High Court, thus leaving Gabriel one step away from trial.

A decision which comes a week after the appearance of the former regional deputy before the Supreme Court, where she denied having disobeyed the Constitutional Court in the framework of the independence process of Catalonia of 2017 since, according to her statements, she did not receive any requirements. of this court.

Llarena summoned Gabriel to testify after the former CUP spokesperson in the Catalan Parliament appeared before the Supreme Court to regularize his situation. The same day, the judge released her and canceled the national search and arrest warrant against her.

After his appearance and after verifying that all the steps deemed appropriate at the time had already been taken and that no new investigation had been requested, the judge agreed to put an end to the summary proceedings.

Judge Llarena sued Gabriel in March 2018, finding that although she was not “notified or required to comply with the mandates of the Constitutional Court”, it is “clear that the unconstitutionality of the trial has been publicly known since several years, having even determined previous convictions for this same crime.

He felt there were indications he might have committed a crime of disobedience – which is not punishable by jail time – when the referendum bill was introduced on September 6, 2017.

Llarena sued her with Mireia Boya, former president of the CUP group, who was tried by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia along with the members of the Table of Parliament during the proceedings and who, unlike them, was acquitted , precisely because he did not receive any direct request from the TC and could not, on his own, prevent the processing of disconnection laws.

Anna Gabriel’s situation is also similar to that of former minister Meritxell Serret, who a year ago became the first defendant in the case to return to Spain to make himself available to the court after fleeing to Spain. Belgium in 2018.

In March this year, the Supreme Court opened a case against her and referred the case to the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia as the competent body because she was being prosecuted for disobedience, a crime for which the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Catalonia asks for a year of disqualification for her and a fine of 12,000 euros.

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