After assuming the defense of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Arancha González Laya after its imputation for the entrance to Spain of the Polisario Front Leader, Brahim Ghali, the State's advocacy has been revolved against the decision of the magistrate.
The lawyer has submitted an appeal in which it considers "impertinent" the citation as investigated by the former minister next October 4. According to the document to which this newspaper has had, the law resolves that "the result of this diligence (the imputation) will not bring greater clarification on the facts investigated than that which already works in the actions with the statements and other diligences practiced ».
In his opinion, he continues, the citation of González Laya obeys, insists, "to a prospective investigation vetoed in our legal system (...) without any indication trying to find 'something' that could be an indication of crime." And he adds: Instruction, he says, "has an extension without limits directed at a generic inquiry on the possible commission for investigating any criminal illicit".
In addition to this resource against the imputation of González Laya, the magistrate also has on the table a report of the police information brigade in which it is that the Government of La Rioja began preparing the arrival in Spain of the leader of the Polisario Front Two days before I landed at the Zaragoza airport on April 18.
According to the crowded, the one who has had access to this newspaper, the head of the presidency of the regional executive, Eliseo Pérez Sastre, asked the Hospital Manager to organize everything before the imminent arrival of a "very important" patient who had to be dealt with for "humanitarian reasons".
"On April 16, the Hospital Manager commented - responsible for transplants from the hospital center - that will probably need a free bed in ICU for a covid patient who comes from abroad but who does not know the precise day in which he was going to arrive, possibly On day 17 or 18, "he indicates the police statement of the Coordinator of Transplant and Critical Care of the San Pedro de Logroño Hospital.
He also said that on the same day 16 received a whatsapp from the manager in which, he indicates, "he says that a friend of his asks for an UCI bed for a covid patient coming from abroad."
Throughout the days that Ghali went hospitalized, the report continues, "the patient's state manager reported daily since he had requested it."
The holder of the 7th Instruction Court of Zaragoza, Rafael Lasala, already has this dossier of the Provincial Information Brigade of La Rioja.
In addition, the instructor has quoted to testify as witnesses to Susana Crisostom, Director of Cabinet of the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and María Isabel Valldecabres, who was head of cabinet of the then Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo.
In a providence dictated on September 24, the Judge sets these declarations of Valldecabres and Chrysostom for October 18 at 12.30 and 13.00, respectively.
The lawyer representing the popular accusation in this case, Antonio Urdiales, also requested the appearance as a witness to Carmen Calvo, but the judge prefers to wait for the result of Valldecabres and Chrysostom's declarations before deciding on this request.
The judge who already agreed to quote as investigated at the time Minister of Foreign, Arancha González Laya, who will declare on October 4 at 1:00 pm.
The one who was then technical general secretary of the ministry, José María Muriel Palomino, who was dismissed on July 21 by the New Minister, José Manuel Albare, will also appear as a witness on October 4.
The Judge investigates the arrival of Ghali to the Zaragoza Air Base on April 16 on a medicalized aircraft, accompanied by another person, to be treated by the Severa Covid who suffered at the San Pedro de Logroño Hospital, where he was transferred in an ambulance of the health service of La Rioja.
The Former Chief of Cabinet of the Foreign Ministry, Camilo Villarino, admitted to Judge in Zaragoza on September 13 who received instructions from the Exministrated to facilitate entry into the country of Ghali with "maximum discretion", since the disclosure Public of travel could cause a "prejudice" to the country's international relations.
That same day, the general lieutenant and second head of the staff of the air Francisco Fernández, as a witness, confirmed the judge that Villarino asked him about whatsapp that at the arrival of the plane to Zaragoza will not carry out passport control to the Travelers and who wrote the phrase: "Whoever has to know, already knows".Updated Date: 27 September 2021, 19:23