Pro-independence parties propose some seventy witnesses to appear before the Pegasus parliamentary inquiry

The Esquerra Republicana, Junts and CUP-NCG parliamentary groups have jointly submitted a list of some seventy witnesses to be called before the Pegasus Parliamentary inquiry commission, which will be voted on this Friday

The three parliamentary groups have agreed on a list of political leaders and service provider representatives to be called to testify, including witnesses from the judiciary, international institutions, police forces, human rights experts, lawyers and journalists, and security experts, to evaluate the case of espionage against sixty political leaders, journalists and persons involved in the pro-independence movement, dubbed CatalanGate.

Of the seventy, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stands out. The list includes ministers Margarita Robles, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Nadia Calviño and Yolanda Díaz, and present and former senior government officials and political leaders Enric Millo, Teresa Cunillera and Maria Eugènia Gay, Mariano Rajoy and Soraya Saenz de Santamaría, Pablo Iglesias and Carmen Calvo. Spanish intelligence chiefs Félix Sans Roldan and Esperanza Casteleiro will also be called.

The three parties also hope to hear the views of EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, and members of the European Parliamentary Pegasus committee, including former president of the Catalan Generalitat government Carles Puigdemont, who is now an MEP, and MEP Diana Riba.

Edward Snowden, the analyst who leaked data the US National Security Agency, professionals associated with CitizenLab, and managers of the NSO Group and Saito Tech are also among those included in the Pegasus parliamentary investigation working plan proposed by the three pro-independence groups.

Esquerra Republicana, Junts and CUP also want to put questions in Parliament to Spain’s Attorney General, and to those responsible for the intelligence units of the Catalan Mossos police, and the Spanish Policía Nacional and the Guardia Civil paramilitary police. The lawyers of Pegasus victims, Gonzalo Boye, Andreu Van den Eynde and Benet Salellas will also be called.