3 March 2022

Operation Judas: the Criminal Chamber of the National High Court admits that the origin of the investigation is unclear


The National High Court authorises that six Civil Guard agents who carried out the investigation provide statements as witnesses, following an appeal by the defences, after the investigating magistrate, Manuel García-Castellón, had originally denied it. In addition, the interlocutory order acknowledges that ‘there is no specific criminal act at the heart of the investigation.’ Furthermore, the investigating magistrate closes the case against Xavier Duch, a member of the CDRs arrested on 23 September 2019 for medical reasons. The agents will provide statements in June: three of them state that they carried out office tasks, and others did not recall the person they were following. One of the defence lawyers deems it as a “mockery”.

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