Monday, December 5

The Prosecutor’s Office asks the Interior for more recordings of the Melilla tragedy

The Prosecutor’s Office has officially requested this Wednesday from the Ministry of the Interior all the images of the jump to the Melilla fence that ended the lives of at least 23 people on June 24, according to the Being Chain and has confirmed with sources from the Public Ministry. The request comes after yesterday the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, insisted again that “no tragic event” occurred on Spanish soil during that massive leap.

Four months after the tragedy, the official recordings have not yet been released in full, despite criticism of the Interior’s management of the Melilla fence and after information published by media such as the BBC, which contradicts the version of Marlaska and the Spanish security forces.

According to information from Cadena Ser, the prosecutor of the Immigration Chamber, Beatriz Sánchez, in charge of this investigation, would have requested the material from the ministry due to the temporary jumps that she has detected in the images sent, some of them at “relevant” moments. and that prevent seeing clearly what happened.

Last Monday a group of deputies from the Congressional Interior Commission traveled to Melilla to find out more details about what happened at the border on June 24 and there they were able to watch a few minutes of the videos recorded by the surveillance cameras during the jump from the fence They were also able to learn about the deployment of anti-riot means used by the security forces to prevent the entry of migrants.

According to the information provided by the Civil Guard, the agents used “86 tear gas canisters, 28 gas canisters, 65 rubber balls, 270 salvos and 41 large tear gas canisters” in response to the jump. Deputy Jon Iñarritu, from EH Bildu, one of those present on that visit, stated that “there is no doubt that part of the most important events occurred in an area under the operational control of Spanish security forces and bodies.” The recordings, in addition, would show that the migrants did not receive health care either in Melilla or in Morocco.

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