The Prosecutor asks for five years in prison and ten years of disqualification for two civil guards for allegedly torturing and illegally detaining a Belgian citizen. The facts judged by the Fifth Section of the Provincial Court of Santa Cruz de Tenerife go back to the past September 14, 2014, when the agents were required by a security guard of the Primavera urbanization in the town of Costa de Silencio, in Arona, due to an alleged disturbance of public order.
As he advances Radio Club TenerifeWhen the agents of the Armed Institute arrived at the house, the couple of the victim began to record them with a tablet from inside the house so, without saying a word one of the guards agreed to the house and snatched the device to the woman . According to the report of the Prosecutor's Office, which has had access to the SER, the victim tried to prevent the entry of the agents and dragged him by one arm to throw him to the ground "proceeding both brutally and standing on him while one of them immobilized him by twisting the one leg and the other punched him in the head. "
According to the report of the prosecutor, once immobilized, the accused, with the "intention of depriving him of his freedom without any legal cause that legitimized him for it," he was shackled and transferred to the dependencies of the Civil Guard. For the Public Prosecutor's Office, the facts constitute an offense of torture and illegal detention, for which reason the penalty of five years of imprisonment and ten of absolute disqualification for each of the defendants is requested.