Pujdeme told why went to Belgium
BRUSSELS, 3 Dec — RIA Novosti. The former head of Generalitat (government) of Catalonia Carles Putteman said that went to Belgium, in particular, to avoid violence in Catalonia, where they could start a resistance movement to Spanish authorities.
“I came to Brussels in order to prevent confrontational situations arise. Many were ready to resist,” said Pujdeme in interview to TV channel RTBF.
Answering the question, if he left to Belgium to avoid the wave of violence in Spain, he replied that “it’s one of the reasons”.
“I could stay there and make a call to resistance. I didn’t and don’t want to do. We never advocated violence,” said the former leader of Catalonia.
Pujdeme and several former advisers of Generalitat arrived in Belgium on Monday. The former head of the Catalan government stated that he had come to Belgium to escape threats that he received and will return to Catalonia, when will this “guarantee”. According to Pokdemon such “safeguards” yet.
As a result of the autonomy on 1 October referendum the Catalan Parliament on 27 October adopted a resolution on independence. An hour later, the Spanish Senate approved the introduction of direct control of the Spanish authorities in Catalonia. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the suspension from office of members of the government of the autonomy, including the head of the Carles Pokdemon, the dissolution of the Parliament of the Autonomous community and the holding of early elections in Catalonia on December 21.
Against the former members of Generalitat and former members of the Presidium of the Parliament, the Prosecutor’s office brought charges of organizing an uprising, mutiny and embezzlement of public funds. The organization of rebellion is punishable by law up to 30 years in prison, sedition — 15, embezzlement of public funds — up to 8 years.