The Minister of Social Rights and leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has formally requested that the Government of which she is a part promote an “independent investigation” into the attempt by several hundred people to cross the Melilla fence last Friday in which, according to various NGOs, 37 people died. United We Can has been requesting that investigation for days, but Belarra has decided to officially request it within the Executive.
elDiario.es, in Nador – Morocco strives to hide the remains of the deaths of the Melilla jump
The top leader of Podemos has done so by sending a letter, to which elDiario.es has had access, which she sent this Monday to the Ministers of the Interior and Foreign Affairs, Fernando Grande Marlaska and José Manuel Albares, respectively. In the letter, Belarra considers that the Executive must “show maximum transparency about the actions carried out by the Moroccan security forces, as well as the maximum respect and solidarity with the victims and their families.”
For this, it considers that the custody of the recordings and communications that took place last Friday must be guaranteed. “We believe it is especially important that the recordings of all the cameras located in the area in Spanish territory on June 24, as well as all the communications made and received, be saved immediately and with all the guarantees,” he points out.
In addition, so that the victims of this tragedy can receive a decent burial, the minister has requested that consular work be launched “as a matter of urgency to guarantee the identification of the victims and the location of their families”.
The “respect” for human rights
The minister has also stressed that she is convinced of sharing “the objective” that all domestic and foreign policy “is consistent with respect for human rights and the 2030 Agenda” and has encouraged the Government as a whole to rethink the migration model and the system of “externalization” of borders.
This same Tuesday, some of the main parliamentary partners of the Government have linked the massacre of the Melilla fence last Friday, with the turn undertaken by Pedro Sánchez in the relationship with Morocco and the assumption of the Moroccan framework on Western Sahara. And the State Attorney General, Dolores Delgado, has entrusted the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for Immigration to investigate the circumstances of the death of the victims in Moroccan territory.