November 30, 2020

The Prosecutor’s Office asks the Supreme Court to reject the complaints against Ábalos for his meeting with Delcy Rodríguez


The Prosecutor’s Office has requested the Supreme Court to reject the complaints filed by Vox and Láocratas against the Minister of Transport, José Luis Ábalos, for a crime of prevarication by his meeting on January 19 at the Barajas airport with the vice president of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez. The Public Ministry emphasizes that there are no “sufficient indications” that the facts constitute a crime of prevarication, nor of Ábalos’ participation in them, reports Europa Press.

The judge obliges Aena to keep the recordings of the meeting in Barajas between Ábalos and Delcy Rodríguez

The judge obliges Aena to keep the recordings of the meeting in Barajas between Ábalos and Delcy Rodríguez

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Vox and Laócratas point to Ábalos for having authorized Rodríguez “to cross Spanish airspace and land at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Bajaras Airport”, despite the fact that “his stay and transit through the European space was prohibited” due to the sanctions imposed by the EU. For the Prosecutor’s Office, this accusation is based “exclusively” on newspaper articles and on the notarial statement of a worker who “does not even specify his job, all without minimally specifying the participation of the defendant in the alleged facts.”

Thus, it reproaches the plaintiffs that, “regardless of their opinions and suspicions, they do not specify what is the unfair and arbitrary resolution dictated by the defendant, nor what are the indications of participation of the defendant in the decision they question, and even who is unknown took, much less the reasons for it. ” It is – maintains the Public Ministry – a “defect of special importance, given that the crime of prevarication is reserved to punish limit cases, in which the administrative action is not only illegal, but also unfair and arbitrary.”

“From the complaints there is no evidence of the issuance of an administrative resolution, much less its injustice and arbitrariness,” says the prosecutor, who concludes that there are no minimum indications to process a case for prevarication in the Second Chamber, without prejudice to result of the investigations in the court of instruction 31 of Madrid.

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