The Judge enforces former Minister Arancha González Laya for the entrance of Brahim Ghali in Spain

The Judge of Zaragoza who investigates the entry into Spain of the Polisario Front Leader, Brahim Ghali, has cited as investigated the former foreign affairs mi

The Judge enforces former Minister Arancha González Laya for the entrance of Brahim Ghali in Spain

The Judge of Zaragoza who investigates the entry into Spain of the Polisario Front Leader, Brahim Ghali, has cited as investigated the former foreign affairs minister, González Laya Arancha, according to judicial sources.

The decision of Magistrate Rafael Lasala is produced at the request of the lawyer of popular action, Antonio Urdiales, who considered "crucial" the testimony of the former minister.

In addition, the holder of the 7th Instruction Court of Zaragoza - as the same sources point - he has also cited as witnesses to former Cabinet Chief of the First First Vice President Calvo, after the number two of Laya - which declared As investigated last day 13-, Camilo Villarino, revealed to the judge who called him on behalf of "his boss" to learn about whether Ghali was going to enter Spain.

In his account of the facts before the judge, Villarino insisted that the decision that the historic Saharawi leader entered Spain, which caused a serious international crisis with Morocco, was not only González Laya.

On Sunday, April 18, according to his testimony, the former minister contacted him. "He asks me if I can talk to her. I call him for a safe line. She tells me that she has taken the decision to admit Brahim Ghali for those humanitarian reasons in Spain. And then she gives me a series of instructions and instructions, "he explained to the judge.

«The minister tells me then that it has been decided, it does not tell me who has decided it - I can imagine it, but then we entered the field of speculation - it tells me that it has been decided to admit Ghali in Spain and asks me to admit I take care of logistic instrumentation, "he explained about the context in which the conversation occurred. The reason that González Laya gave to welcome the leader of the Polisario Front was the Covid he suffered that, apparently, was quite serious.

The holder of the 7th Instruction Court of Zaragoza wanted to abound then who gave green light at the entrance of Brahim Ghali.

"He takes the decision, but had it taken her? Did she take her the decision?" The judge asked. Villarino replied: "She told me that she had made the decision, I do not think it was her alone by itself and before. The government is not a realm of taids."

At the moment, there is no date for the declaration of the former foreign affairs minister, as required by the same sources consulted. Laya was dismissed by Pedro Sánchez in the broad remodeling of the government of last July and since then she has kept silent.

Brahim Ghali landed on April 18 at Zaragoza's military base to be moved in ambulance to a Logroño hospital, where he was treated to Coronavirus. The entrance of him occurred with the opposition of the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, who expressed his refusal to welcome him convinced that the presence of him would unleash a diplomatic crisis with Morocco like the one that occurred.

The Saharawi leader left Spain at dawn on June 2 after declaring from the hospital by videoconference against the Judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz by a complaint filed in 2008 by the Saharawi Association for the Defense of Human Rights (Asadeh) that It was activated when Ghali arrived in Spain.

After lending a statement, Pedraz did not impose restrictive measures and Ghali was able to leave the country. On June 29, the magistrate of the national audience filed the case.

Once the decision of the Magistrate of Zaragoza of calling to declare González Laya as investigated, the Popular Party has been launched, once again since it became known to Ghali's stay in Spain, to ask for explanations to the government.

His parliamentary spokesman, Cuca Gamarra, has pointed out directly to Moncloa at the conclusion, has said, that "that order (to allow the arrival of Ghali) did not start from the Foreign Minister."

Thus, he has asked the appearance of the Minister of Presidency, Felix Bolaños, and from José Manuel Albares, holder of the outdoor portfolio so that, Gamarra has said, "give the keys on who gave the order of that illegal entry."

"The instructions came from above, it is necessary to know the truth and know who gave those instructions from a serious scandal that had a consequences."

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 09:07

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