The Judge of the Audience Nationalmanuel García-Castellón has rejected returning to the retired commissioner José Manuel Villarejo his personal agendas in which a contact telephone number of the former government of the Mariano Rajoy would include. In addition, the magistrate has asked the Internal Affairs Unit (UAI) to verify if Villarejo was merged with the popular leader through several terminals.
In a self dated July 19, which has had access Europe Press, the head of the Central Court of Instruction Number 6 dismisses the request for Villarejo's defense, which on July 9 requested that it was returned "the original" Of his personal journals or a digital copy arguing that they were "essential" to defend themselves and "collaborate and continue providing accurate data".
The magistrate recalls that, in the present case, Villarejo "has access to the agendas, so no limitation is appreciated regarding their right to advertising, being able to consult them on equal conditions to any other person, as it has come doing".
In addition, García-Castellón argues that "to the extent that agendas can be used, indicatively, for the clarification of the events investigated, they must be" conserved by the court itself "for oral trial, without being accessed by the return" Requested by the Commissioner.
In the writing that his lawyer, Antonio José Cabrera, referred to the judge, was argued that "Like his brain, his personal diary," could not be "excised as a lobotomy so that he could not" remember "and with it Be able to defend itself.
His representation then alluded to the "intimate and personal" character of the notebook, "a written reflection of his memory" that could not "constitute the object or the instrument of the crime investigated".
But the judge recalls that it is up to the summary phase "to carry out all those actions aimed at preparing the trial and practiced to find out and record the perpetration of crimes with all circumstances that may influence their rating, and the guilt of criminals , ensuring their people and those of the pecuniary responsibilities of them. "
In this line, the magistrate notes that the "constitutional doctrine obliges the judge to verify that the pretension of diligence responds, first, the budget of exceptionality and, second, limits its objective to gather essential factual elements, without whose practice can not be carried out The judgment of typicality on which the accusation is based. "
Likewise, the judge of the National Hearing agrees to officiate the UAI for the purposes of which are realized as many arrangements are appropriate to verify the existence of communications between the telephone lines provided by Villarejo. The retired commissioner itself facilitated up to five different numbers from which he would have exchanged messages with Rajoy at the stage of him at the head of the executive.
On August 2, in its statement against García-Castellón, Villarejo said that at a given moment it provided him with telephone numbers of the Rajoy himself who used to communicate with him through messages.
This direct contact, said, was due to the government's president would not trust the information that was transmitted from the Ministry of the Interior on Operation Kitchen and wanted another communication channel.Date Of Update: 25 July 2021, 04:33