Igea condemns García-Gallardo for alleged “hate crime” after he spoke of “immigrant invasion.”


Lawyer Francisco Igea filed a complaint today with the Valladolid Public Prosecutor’s Office against the vice president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Juan García-Gallardo, for alleged hate and discrimination crimes after he appeared on October 25 at the Las Salinas Spa in Medina del Campo denounced the “migrant invasion” after the Spanish government moved “young men of military age who create such a feeling of insecurity in the city” to the municipality of Valladolid. But also that García-Gallardo went to the Delicias neighborhood to tell neighbors that the immigrant care centers were “potentially dangerous,” or that he was present at the demonstrations in front of the PSOE headquarters in Valladolid, where proclamations were launched as “Christian, non-Muslim Spain” and “Menas out of our neighborhood”. In his opinion, he decided to take this step to prevent “misfortunes” such as attacks from occurring. “Waiting any longer was immoral,” he said.

Igea stressed that such acts pose a “serious risk” at a time of “very high” social tension, without forgetting that attacks and insults against journalists took place during the demonstrations, but are not listed in the criminal code. “It will be the public prosecutor’s office that will have to pursue or not pursue this lawsuit, which joins another lawsuit filed by Izquierda Unida in very similar terms against García-Gallardo,” he added, although he acknowledged that there was little evidence of one success gives.

Francisco Igea recalled how the Ical agency reported that case law shows that it is not “necessary” that there be acts of violence or direct incitement to commit a crime, pointing out that as a public figure with authority Aggravating factors described him as xenophobic.

The lawyer of the orange formation admitted that he did not like having come to file the complaint, but this was inevitable after he had already asked in the plenary session of the Cortes for the rectification of the vice president or for Alfonso Fernández Mañueco to be dismissed. “If this continues, we could find ourselves in a much, much more dangerous situation any day. “Imagine that at a demonstration with 200 high-ranking people in the Vadillos area, chanting “Christian, non-Muslim Spain” or “Out with Menas,” a person with a jihab walks by and any misfortune could happen.” , he added.

Minister Puente, “more confrontation”

In addition, Igea regretted that the appointment of the former mayor of Valladolid, Óscar Puente, as Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility leads to “more confrontation” in national politics. In his opinion, his presence in Sánchez’s cabinet was “announced” and represents a “more political” profile.

It is not for nothing that he doubted that his election corresponds to the kind of politics that Spain currently needs. “I don’t know if more confrontation and more polarization are necessary,” he said. In his opinion, the appointment of Puente as minister is a “very serious mistake” if the attitude that he showed as a representative of the PSOE at the first inauguration of Alberto Núñez Feijóo as president is maintained.

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