BARCELONA, 21 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Barcelona Prosecutor's Office has supported the admission to processing of the complaint filed by a dozen memorial entities for crimes against humanity and torture of the trade unionist Carles Vallejo, for his detention during the Franco regime at the Vía Laietana Headquarters.
This is the first complaint for Franco crimes after the new Democratic Memory Law was approved, and the Prosecutor's Office indicated in a statement this Thursday that this law "imposes on the State, from the field of justice, the duty to investigate violations of the International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law that occurred during the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship.
Given this new law and taking into account national and international jurisprudence, the Prosecutor's Office "concludes that the inadmissibility of the complaint is not appropriate, but that it is necessary to carry out an investigation of the facts and their context before adopting a decision." on the continuation of the procedure".
The Prosecutor's Office has also pointed out "the obligation to guarantee not only the right to justice, but also the right to truth and reparation for victims", principles of International Humanitarian Law and the Democratic Memory Law.
The complaint was filed in November 2022 by Irídia and Òmnium Cultural, among other entities, and identifies six police officers for the alleged torture of Vallejo, who was arrested twice and prosecuted three times for his political and union activity.