The victims of Spanair denounce the political blockade of the investigation


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Those affected by the accident of Spanair flight JK5022, which crashed at Barajas Airport 14 years ago today years, have remembered this Saturday at 154 victims and 18 survivors in an act in which they have requested that responsibilities be purged and have considered that the president of the Congress of Deputies, Meritxell Batet, has been able to commit prevarication.

In a ceremony held in Parque Juan Carlos I, in front of the plaque that commemorates the victims of one of the most serious aviation accidents in the history of Spainsurvivors and relatives of the deceased have detailed their “unequal struggle” against the authoritiesthe investigators, the justice system and Mapfre, the insurance company.

At a press conference, the president of the Association of People Affected by JK5022Pilar Vera, has highlighted that, after three years of work, finally last year, the investigation commission of the Congress of Deputies approved its opinion.

The opinion, which points to 18 political positions linked to the Ministry of Public Works whose responsibility should be investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office, was approved by the full Congress by 219 votes.

However, the president of the Chamber, Meritxell Batet, decided not to send the opinion to the Attorney General’s Office, “I don’t know if it was a personal decision to protect her colleagues or a decision by the Congress Table,” Vera denounced this Saturday. “If she wasn’t planning to present the opinion, why three years of pantomime?” She asked herself.

After detailing the countless problems and obstacles encountered along the way, the president of the association has assured that, “Despite the fatigue and wear”will resist “numantinely in this fight for truth, justice and reparation.”

“In Spain there is neither judicial nor legislative independence; in the end it is the Executive that has the upper hand; They have not stopped trying to cover this, and we have tried to uncover it”, Vera pointed out.


Source: Vozpópuli by www.vozpopuli.com.

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