Prison sentence suspended for the vice president of National Democracy who threatened Jordi Borràs

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup, Vilaweb

Photo: Pedro Chaparro at a DN demonstration (Credit: Stock photo)

By: Editorial Office
Date:  24.10.2018

Pedro Chaparro, vice president of National Democracy (DN), will not have to go to prison even though the criminal court number 12 of Barcelona sentenced him to a penalty of one year for threatening photojournalist Jordi Borràs. The judge had also imposed a fine of two thousand euros, forbade him to approach the photojournalist and prevented him from attending any DN demonstrations in the Principality.

Despite being sentenced to less than two years, the prosecutor’s office of hate crimes had decided that Chaparro should serve the year of imprisonment because he was considered a repeat offender, since the Spanish Supreme Court had condemned him to three years and eleven months for the attack on the Blanquerna center(University of Ramon Llull in Barcelona). A penalty that has also been suspended after the Constitutional Court accepted an appeal from Chaparro.

In a far-right demonstration, on October 12, 2015 in Montjuïc, Chaparro encouraged those attending to attack the photojournalist. ‘If you see this rat called Jordi Borràs, strike him and punch him, not too hard, enough to make him leave,’ he declared.

According to Chaparro’s own account on the website of his party, his prison sentence has been suspended for a term of three years, meaning that he will not be imprisoned if he does not commit any more hate crimes. This he himself considers difficult in ‘a Spain governed by psychopaths’.

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