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Almeida criticizes that the Government “constantly challenges” the independence of judges after the ruling on minors in Ceuta


01/22/2024 The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, collects the award given to Madrid as the best MICE tourism destination in the world by Periodista Digital, at the Casa de Galicia, on January 22, 2024, in Madrid ( Spain). The meeting is part of the IV Travelers Awards gala that is held during the week of Fitur 2024. POLITICS Gustavo Valiente – Europa Press

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, criticized this Wednesday that the Government of Spain “constantly challenges” the independence of judges, following the ruling of the Supreme Court (TS) that has called the return of unaccompanied minors illegal. from Ceuta to Morocco in August 2021. Speaking to journalists from Fitur, the mayor has wondered how the Government says that it acted “in accordance with legality” if the TS has said that what it did was illegal. “How can the Government spokesperson (Pilar Alegría) say in the press room of the Council of Ministers that everything was correct, that everything was in accordance with the law?” He criticized. In this context, the councilor has criticized that the national government is “constantly pointing fingers at the judges” and “diverting attention from what is truly worrying in Spain”, in reference to the fact that the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, ” “illegally ordered the repatriation of a series of immigrant minors.” “That is what happened and that is what the Supreme Court says, it is not what the government spokesperson says. But I insist, for me what Mr. Grande-Marlaska did, illegally, is so serious in democratic terms. like the Government spokesperson saying that the Supreme Court is not right and that what she did was legal,” Almeida censured.



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