The judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz has refused to cite the Popular Party as being investigated in the case that continues due to the maneuvers of the Ministry of the Interior against Podemos during the Government of Mariano Rajoy. The request came from the legal representation of Pablo Iglesias, whose appearance has been admitted by the instructor, who alleges that for now there is no evidence for the imputation of the party as a legal entity.

“It is not enough to say that ‘the allegedly criminal activities were intended to entail a correlative benefit for said political formation, with senior institutional officials participating in the events that are the subject of the complaint,'” Pedraz responds in a ruling to the statement collected by the lawyer of Churches.

Last February, Pedraz agreed to admit a complaint by Podemos against the former Secretary of State for Security Francisco Martínez, the former Deputy Director of Operations (DAO) of the Police Eugenio Pino and other senior police officials for the alleged prospective and unrelated investigations. judicial control over the people who made up that political organization.

The complaint was filed for crimes of criminal organization, seizure and disclosure of secrets, administrative prevarication and document falsification. He was also presented for embezzlement and for a crime against State institutions, although in the latter case the magistrate dismissed it as both types of crimes could not be subsumed in the events reported.

In its letter, Podemos pointed out that the defendants, under the leadership of the Secretary of State for Security, Francisco Martínez, who in turn reported periodically to the Minister of the Interior Jorge Fernández Díaz, “were in charge of carrying out prospective investigations unrelated to any interest. police, not under judicial or Fiscal Ministry control over the people who made up the Podemos political organization.”

The main objective, according to the Podemos complaint, was its subsequent leak to the media under the seal of reliability of the “police sources” and to discredit the Podemos political party in the eyes of public opinion, as well as thus attacking indemnity. of its deputies and other public officials.

The judge has also rejected the claim of former vice president Iglesias that the director of Okdiario, Eduardo Inda, be summoned as an investigation. “Nor does it appear that from the report in the record that the media participated in the dissemination of false news knowing that they were false, so their activity is protected by professional secrecy and by the law of media professionals. to receive and disseminate information contained in article 20 of the Spanish Constitution,” the aforementioned ruling states.

Santiago Pedraz partially admitted Podemos’s complaint, as requested by the Prosecutor’s Office, and refused to investigate the former Minister of the Interior Jorge Fernández Díaz, the former Director General of the Police Ignacio Cosidó and other police officials.

The dirty war of the Rajoy Government is based on three corners: the original, known as Operation Catalunya, the maneuvers against Podemos, and the Kitchen operation to sabotage the judicial investigation of box B of the PP. Only the dossiers against the leftist formation had been left out of a judicial investigation. Pedraz has also admitted the involvement of the PSOE in the case.


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