The legal representation of Podemos requests a year in prison for a hate crime for the main accused of the attack on the party’s headquarters in Cartagena on April 2, 2020, Francisco SM, alias ‘Niño Hacha’. For the second accused, Javier B. E, Podemos asks for eight months in prison for the same crime. He attributes a crime of damage to both of them, for which he claims fines.
The judge in the case indirectly attributes Francisco SM to be the material author of the graffiti and the launch of the incendiary device against the headquarters of Podemos on April 2, 2020. As revealed by elDiario.es, the Police found on his phone mobile photographs and conversations that prove his belonging to Ultras Murcia 1908, highlighting a chat with other neo-Nazis in the region controlled by the researchers. The agents of the Information Brigade give the ultras of the local team the leadership of the extra-parliamentary extreme right in the region.
Podemos tried to have the case investigated in the National High Court for terrorism. One of the reasons was that the main accused had also attacked, in alleged coordination with third parties, an IU headquarters in a town in León, as well as riots due to confinement due to the pandemic in Murcia. The Prosecutor’s Office opposed it and the Provincial Court ordered the case for hate crime and damages to continue.
“It is important to highlight the belonging of the accused to extreme right-wing groups that operate in the Region of Murcia and throughout the Spanish State,” says the letter from Podemos, to which elDiario.es has had access. The Police, as described by Podemos in its brief, links the accused with Bastión Frontal, an organization whose purpose is to “subvert the constitutional order.”