The judge accepts the appearance of Vox and Portero in the ‘Tsunami case’: the case will continue in the National Court for terrorism

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The judge has given the green light, has admitted the appearance of both the ETA victims represented by Dignity and Justice as from Santiago Abascal’s party, Vox, in the caso Tsunami which is being followed in the National Court.

The instructor yesterday notified his approval to these appearances that open the door for this summary to remain in the National Court and not be transferred to the ordinary courts of Catalonia. Thus, the case can continue to be investigated for terrorism.

The Prosecutor’s Office I was betting on requesting new reports from the Civil Guard on the evolution of the investigations before making a decision, but the judge has now decided to take the step.

The investigation into the Democratic Tsunami brought to the table two fundamental episodes: the collapse of the El Prat airport after the ruling of the process in October 2019 and the cutting of the A-7 highway on the border with France. In both cases, against critical structures of the State. The reports from the Civil Guard, after four years of investigation, have been conclusive. And the investigating judge understands that action must be taken against those accused of “terrorism” crimes. But the Prosecutor’s Office is suspicious. They support it leaving the National Court, because they do not consider that one can speak of terrorism, since it has not been possible to establish, in their opinion, the existence of a structure. The Prosecutor’s Office does believe that the facts would have qualified as sedition. However, after the disappearance of this crime due to the legal reform carried out by the Executive after the negotiation with ERC, they would have to be judged, they maintain, as aggravated public disorders. If it is a case of terrorism, the case will remain in the National Court. In the event that it were disorders, the summary would end up being transferred to the Catalan jurisdiction.

The case intersects with the negotiations that the acting president Pedro Sánchez currently has open with the Catalan independentists, in which the amnesty for the 1-O It is the first pillar on the table.

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