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BUSINESSMEN, POLITICIANS AND TERRORISTS HAVE ALL APPEARED IN COURT THIS WEEK

Investigating terrorist links

The president of Pescanova, Manuel Fernández de Sousa, and his son, Pablo Javier Fernández Andrade, declared as defendants before the National Court this week, in a appearance which began on Tuesday, for alleged falsification of financial information and financial statements. They later claimed that the fault in funding lay with the banks for granting loans without first checking the collateral of the company.

The High Court continued with the trial of 36 alleged members of Segi, the youth wing of the outlawed Batasuna party, the political arm of terrorist group ETA, for which the prosecution asked imprisonment of between 7 and 9 years as a terrorist organization.

The trial of alleged funding of the ETA terrorist group through the network of Herriko Tabernas, began on Thursday, eleven years after Judge Baltasar Garzón began to instruct the summary of the proceedings, and after exclusions of evidence relating to convictions in a case known as “Bateragune”.

The Minister of Justice of the Catalan government, Germà Gordó, was called to testify on Thursday as a witness in a case of alleged corruption in the ITV network, in which the Catalan deputy of the CiU, Oriol Pujol, faces charges.

The trial of the former president of the council of Castellón, Carlos Fabra, continued with the declaration of fifteen other witnesses in a single day, including six directors of various banks.

Several doctors declared as witnesses before the head of the Court of Instruction No. 47 of Madrid, Adolfo Carter, following a complaint lodged by a mother for the alleged disappearance of her daughter, born on June 5, 1982, in the Madrid Clinic of Santa Cristina.

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