The National Court has filed for “medical reasons” the case against one of the thirteen members of the Defense Committees of the Republic (CDR) prosecuted for terrorism, Xavier D., sources from the defendant’s defense have reported, which is exercised by the lawyer David Aranda from the Alerta Solidària collective.
The investigating judge of the case, Manuel García Castellón, has agreed to file the case with the approval of the Prosecutor’s Office and based on a forensic report that corroborates that Xavier D. is not in a position to be able to exercise his defense with all the guarantees , have explained the same sources.
On the other hand, this Thursday it has also been known that the National Court has again corrected Judge García Castellón and has ordered that six agents of the Civil Guard be summoned to testify in the framework of the investigations related to the CDR, as as requested by the defense of those prosecuted for alleged crimes of terrorist organization and possession of explosives.
“In this situation, the court must give preference to the right of the party to obtain useful information for their defense at this procedural moment, as an integral part of their right to defence, although, as indicated by the public prosecutor’s office and the court, the investigators have captured and documented in their reports their performance in the procedure”, the magistrates have indicated.
The Criminal Chamber of the National High Court had already given the judge two slaps for hiding key evidence from the defenses. A few months ago they forced him to hand over the records by which he agreed to the telephone punctures in the case, as well as the original “unedited” audio files, which until then had been vetoed from Alerta Solidària’s lawyers, and a few weeks ago they also urged him directly to provide the defenses with the set of the secret cause from which the CDR case started, which until then the instructor had vetoed to the lawyers.