I condemn the crime committed and decry the silence of the Spanish State and Monarchy

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I condemn the summary trial and execution of Catalan President Lluís Companys and decry the Spanish State and Monarchy’s continued silence on the matter.

I hereby demand that the trial be annulled and the Catalan President’s honour be restored.

At 6.30 a.m. on October 15 1940, Lluís Companys i Jover, president of Catalonia, was shot by a firing squad at the foot of the walls of Montjuïc castle, barefoot and after being tortured and tried by a military court in a huge, ignominious farce.

That crime, one of a long list of crimes committed by the Franco regime, crimes against humanity, for which Francos followers should have been tried morally (if not criminally), amounted to the utter wiping-out of Catalonia’s sovereignty.

 

I condemn the summary trial and execution of Catalan President Lluís Companys and decry the Spanish State and Monarchy’s continued silence on the matter.

We condemn the crime committed against Lluís Companys and decry the silence of the Spanish State and Monarchy. We demand that the trial be annulled and the Catalan President’s honour be restored.

Once more today, at 6.30 a.m. on the 15th of October 2016, the people, the civil organisations and the Catalan institutions, led by the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, pay tribute to Lluís Companys at the spot by Montjuïc castle where he was shot by a firing squad 76 years ago.

Immediately afterwards, president Mas will go to testify before Catalonia’s High Court of Law, for having put the ballot boxes at the service of the people on November 9, 2014, as did – on Tuesday, the 13th of October, the minister for Education, Irene Rigau, and Joana Ortega, at the time Minister for Home Affairs and Institutional Relations and vice-president of the Generalitat. They will be accompanied by the other 61 Members of Parliament of the leading coalition and hundreds of mayors will await him in front of the Palace of Justice with their staves of office.

 

Extract of the death sentence of Lluís Companys, president of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Illustration No. 1: Extract of the death sentence of Lluís Companys, president of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1933-1940). Credit for the photo: vide infra.

The Spanish State and Monarchy have never retractednor has president Lluís Companys‘ death sentence has ever been quashed , whereas both France and Germany, that facilitated his arrest ― through the Gestapo ― and handed him over to the Franco regime, have done so, through diplomatic channels. This move is urgent in a State and a media framework that increasingly banalise the atrocity of that abuse.

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I condemn the summary trial and execution of Catalan President Lluís Companys and decry the Spanish State and Monarchy’s continued silence on the matter.

I hereby demand that the trial be annulled and the Catalan President’s honour be restored.

Catalan

Condemno el crim comès contra Lluís Companys i denuncio el silenci de l’Estat espanyol i la Monarquia espanyola.

Reclamo l’anul·lació del judici i la restitució de l’honor del president de Catalunya.

Occità

Condemni eth crim comés contra Lluís Companys e denóncïi eth silenci der Estat espanhòu e dera Monarquia espanhòla.

Reclami era anullacion deth judici e era restitucion der aunor deth president de Catalonha.

Castellà

Condeno el crimen cometido contra Lluís Companys y denuncio el silencio del Estado español y la Monarquía española.

Reclamo la anulación del juicio y la restitución del honor del presidente de Cataluña.

Italià

Condanno il crimine commesso contro Lluís Companys e denuncio il silenzio dello Stato spagnolo e la Monarchia spagnola.

Richiedo l’annullazione del giudizio e la restituzione dell’onore al presidente della Catalogna.

Francès

Je condamne le crime commis contre Monsieur Lluis Companys, et je dénonce le silence de l’État et de la Monarchie espagnols.

Je réclame l’annulation du jugement et que soit restitué l’honneur du Président de Catalogne.

Portuguès

Eu condeno o crime cometido contra Lluís Companys e denuncio o silêncio do Estado espanhol e da Monarquia espanhola.

Reclamo a anulação do julgamento e a restituição da honra do presidente da Catalunha.

Alemany

Ich verurteile das gegen Lluís Companys begangene Verbrechen und verurteile das Schweigen des spanischen Staats und der spanischen Krone zu dieser Tat.

Ich verlange die Aufhebung des Urteils und die Rehabilitierung des katalanischen Regierungspräsidenten.

Suec

Jag fördömer brottet mot Lluís Companys och anklagar spanska staten och spanska monarkin för deras tystnad.

Jag kräver ett upphävande av domen och en formell upprättelse av den katalanska presidentens heder.

Esperanto

Mi kondamnas la krimon farita kontraŭ Lluís Companys kaj mi denuncas la silenton de la hispana Ŝtato kaj la hispana Monarkio.

Mi postulas la nuligon de la ĵuĝo kaj la restituon de la honoro de la prezidinto de Katalunio.

Rus

Я осуждаю преступление, совершенное против Льюиса Компаньса, и заявляю о недопустимости его замалчивания правительством Испании и испанской монархией.

Я требую признания недействительным суда и восстановления чести президента Каталонии.

Ucraïnès

Я засуджую злочин, вчинений проти Льюїса Компаньса, та заявляю про неприпустимість його замовчування урядом Іспанії та іспанської монархії.

Я вимагаю, щоби судовий процес було визнано недійсним і честь президента Каталонії була відновлена.

Belarús

Я асуджаю злачынства, здзейсненае супраць Льюіса Кумпаньса, і заяўляю пра недапушчальнасць яго замоўчвання ўрадам Іспаніі і іспанскай манархіяй.

Я вымагаю, каб судовы працэс быў прызнаны нядзейсным і гонар прэзідэнта Каталоніі быў адноўлены.

Hebreu

אני מגנה את הפשע שבוצע נגד קומפאנס ומוחה על השתיקה של המדינה הספרדית בשל בית המלוכה הספרדי
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Japonès


私は、リュイス・クンパニィス(カタルーニャの元大統領。ナチス軍の捕虜となり、フランコ独裁体制により1940年に処刑)に対する罪、そしてスペイン政府・王室の沈黙を激しく非難する。

私は、軍事法廷がクンパニィスに対して宣告した死刑判決の無効、ならびに、彼のカタルーニャ大統領としての名誉回復を求める。

 

Image extract of the death sentence of Lluís Companys, president of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1933-1940), photo by Amadalvarez (own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We wish to thank Jordi Calvís for his immediate response to our call as he swiftly set up the image we suggested with our condemnation, decrial and demand. We also thank all the translators who helped us by translating these texts, for their swift reaction.

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