The JxCat spokesperson in the Congress of Deputies, Míriam Nogueras, has maintained that the CNI listened to the young people who made up the Ripoll cell five days before the attacks they perpetrated on August 17, 2017 in Barcelona and Cambrils, and has demanded that an investigation commission be opened in Congress to answer the questions that, in his opinion, still exist about those attacks five years later.
In a tense interview on TVE, the independence spokeswoman has avoided answering questions about the attitude of her party president, Laura Borràs, on Wednesday at the tribute to the victims of 17-A. "We have condemned the attitudes of lack of respect for the victims, we did it in 2018 when a group of fascists broke in," they responded, adding that "the greatest act of respect that we can all do is to offer the truth to the victims and their relatives.
"Five years later there are still many questions" has denounced Nogueras, who has lamented that the Spanish Government, -"it does not matter if the PP or the PSOE governs, or the PSOE with Podemos, the most progressive government in history", has ironized - He refuses to open an investigation commission, which he has branded as "lack of respect" for the relatives and the victims.
The interviewer insisted on obtaining from Nogueras an assessment of Borràs' performance, who after the tribute on Wednesday approached and greeted a group of people who demanded "to know the truth" about the attacks with banners and shouting interruptions of the act. "The debate in Catalonia is what happened in 2017, they will not get us out of this focus," the Junts spokeswoman insisted.
"What did the Spanish government do with the information it had?" Nogueras asked, adding that "we learned that five days before the attack the CNI was listening to the murderers' cell phones."
The journalist tried to cut the deputy's sentences: "I am going to ask you to answer the question I have asked you about Borrás' attitude," she insisted. "I have already answered him," Nogueras snapped to point out that "the greatest act of respect we can do to the victims and their families is to clarify the truth." For the pro-independence deputy, talking about a small group that shouted during the minute of silence is "diverting attention."
And he has continued denouncing that "Spain is the only country in Europe that has not opened an investigation in its Parliament after a terrorist attack". "Do you put the sentence of the National High Court in check?" Inquired the journalist, who asked her if she had proof of what she said. "What I have is a lot of questions and if you want proof, let's set up a commission of investigation," reiterated Nogueras, who once again said that "five days before the attacks, the CNI was listening to the murderers' cell phones."
"How do you know?" asked the presenter, to which Nogueras replied that it had been published in the media. "Likewise, not all the information is true," she has admitted, "but this is what an investigative mission is for." The journalist has settled the discussion with a "justice has already ruled it out".