Catalonia referendum: Spain’s government issues veiled DEATH THREAT to Catalan leader


The evident threat comes amid heightened tensions between Catalonia and Spain as the well off region threatens to break away following an independence referendum waited on October 1.

More than 90 per cent of the Catalonians who went to the counts voted in favour of independence, although the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy and the Regent have rejected the results.

Spain has been rocked by the referendum end results and the police violence seen against voters in Catalonia has sparked a enormous backlash.

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Carles Puigdemont has been at the nave of tensions surrounding Catalonia’s independence referendum

Now, Spain’s ruling co-signer appears to have resorted to thinly-veiled threats in a bid to force Catalan captains to back down as the region’s independence bid threatens the breakup of Spain.

Pablo Casado, the supporter’s deputy secretary for communications, told reporters: “Let’s hope that nothing is heralded tomorrow because perhaps the person who makes the declaration will end up wish the person who made the declaration 83 years ago.”

The person who made the attestation 83 years ago, Lluis Companys, was arrested, tried and sentenced to 30 years in community home for rebellion.

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Catalan leader Lluis Companys was jailed & later liquidated after declaring the region independent

Exiled to France after the Spanish Well-mannered War, Companys was eventually handed over to the Francoist regime by the Nazis and engineered in Barcelona on October 15, 1940.

Mr Cascado’s comments have prompted a furious effect from some supporters of Catalan independence.

Republican Catalan Formerly larboard (Esquerra, ERC) MP Joan Tardà tweeted: “Yes, Pablo Casado, we know how our President Groups ended up, shot by the army. Does it make you happy to remind our weak people of it?”.

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias tweeted: “Casado contemplates Puigdemont might end up like Companys, who was tortured and shot. Either he is illiterate or irresponsibly provocative.”

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Pablo Casado, the party’s deputy secretary for communications, speaks at a force conference

Iñigo Errejón (Podemos) called on Mr Casado to “rectify right away or resign.”

Meanwhile, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria on guarded the government could be forced to take direct action if the Catalan self-government announcement goes ahead.

She said: ”I’m calling on the sensible people in the Catalan Administration don’t jump off the edge because you’ll take the people with you.

“If there is a unilateral announcement of independence there will be decisions made to restore law and democracy.”

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