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Parliamentary questions
13 December 2017
E-007677-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Auke Zijlstra (ENF)

 Subject:  Catalan leader Mas's house seized
 Answer(s) 

NU.nl reports that a Spanish court has ordered the seizure of former Catalan Prime Minister Artur Mas’s house(1).

This seizure serves to pay part of the fine of over EUR 5 million imposed on Mas and his Catalan colleagues because he organised a referendum on the independence of Catalonia. Voters in the referendum were also assaulted and arrested. They too face conviction by the courts.

1. Does the Commission have an opinion on the voters that voted in this referendum?

2. Does the Commission consider that, as a logical consequence of the punishment of those who organised the referendum, the active participants in the referendum — i.e. the voters — can also be tried and, if found guilty, fined?

3. Does the Commission consider that such possible prosecution of voters can accord with European values?

(1) nu.nl/buitenland/5046833/huis-van-oud-premier-catalonie-artur-mas-in-beslag-genomen

Original language of question: NL 
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