MADRID, 10 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The general director of the Civil Guard, Leonardo Marcos, has ordered the opening of an investigation to identify those responsible for the Pro-Guardia Civil Association (APROGC) and initiate the disciplinary and, where appropriate, criminal procedure after the statement in which they have criticized the amnesty law included in the PSOE and Junts agreement, alluding in it to their oath as soldiers to "shed blood" in defense of Spain and the Constitution.
According to 'eldiario.es' and sources from the Civil Guard have confirmed to Europa Press, the director gave instructions this Friday, hours after the statement was disseminated, for the Information Headquarters to identify those responsible for the association - -which currently has no members on the Council of the Armed Institute-- and "initiate the disciplinary and/or criminal procedure that may exist due to the statement."
On October 29, the Civil Guard also announced that it had given the order to the legal services to study possible disciplinary and legal consequences against another association, JUCIL - in this case, the majority in the Council of the body -, for " "break the principle of political neutrality" by criticizing the "felony" that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, was supposed to defend the amnesty before the Federal Committee of the PSOE.
This Friday, APROGC has expressed its "deep concern" about the pact between PSOE and Catalan independence parties regarding the amnesty law in a statement in which they recall their oath "before the Flag as soldiers", for which they are " willing to shed even the last drop of blood in defense of the sovereignty and independence of Spain and its constitutional order."
APROGC has recalled the loyalty of the civil guards to the Constitution and the law, but pointing out that the agreement for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez means "emptying of content the constitutional mission entrusted to the Security Forces and Bodies, especially the judicial police."
In this sense, they have shown their support for the judges who act as a "barrier against totalitarian inspirations", so they hope that the latter "find the way to preserve the rule of law." The statement begins by recalling that the Civil Guard has always been "an obedient body" and that they reject "conspiracies."
APROGC has cited article 104 of the Constitution, which entrusts the Security Forces and Corps with the mission of protecting the free exercise of public rights and freedoms and guaranteeing citizen security.
"Secondly, the way we do it is conditioned by our oath before the Flag as soldiers that we are: being willing to shed every last drop of our blood in defense of the sovereignty and independence of Spain and its constitutional order," they have indicated.
They have also criticized their political bosses. "We civil guards wonder when we will again have leaders who submit to the rule of law instead of studying its fissures," they asked themselves, before questioning the "political purges of at least six colonels and two lieutenant colonels, with manifest contempt for legality and tradition".
The association is also suspicious of the amnesty law that would benefit former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont given the precedent of the amnesty law approved in 1977, before the Constitution was approved.
"History showed 46 years ago that the amnesty for those convicted of terrorism only reaffirmed their vocation and increased the number of attacks," they say in reference to ETA, stressing that this "does not encourage us to rule out a new crisis of coexistence and bankruptcy." of the Penal Code in all its possibilities in Catalonia".
For this reason, APROGC trusts in the "commitment and tenacity of the Judiciary to maintain its independence." "We hope that you find the way to preserve the rule of law in order to guarantee equality before the law and its application, especially before those who systematically and arbitrarily demonstrate a desire to place themselves above everyone and the law," they concluded.