The choose investigating the Volhov and Negreira circumstances receives a false bundle bomb in courtroom | EUROtoday

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The head of the investigating courtroom #1 of Barcelona, Joaqun Aguirre,acquired a simulated bundle bomb final Thursday, which was not detected by the courtroom's safety companies, as this newspaper has been in a position to affirm. The cargo of this bundle, which contained an digital timer that accompanied a bag that simulated the explosive cost, It has triggered concern among the many State safety forces consulted, since they interpret it as “a clear threat” or an try to intimidate a choose who’s dealing with the investigation of very delicate judicial circumstances for the Catalan independence motion.

Furthermore, the truth that this false bundle bomb was not intercepted within the safety system of the courts and that it ended up being within the fingers of the officers of Court 1 who had been those who opened it and alerted us, has raised deep discomfort. Security specialists present their huge shock on the “ease with which such a device reaches one of the most sensitive courts in Spain, which is currently in the forefront due to the complex and delicate nature of its actions, and is not intercepted.” “.

The main one is Volhov, in which he investigates the possible links of Carles Puigdemont and his political core with Russia, to attempt Russian recognition of the independence of Catalonia in 2017, which could lead to a crime of high treason; and the Negreira case, about the alleged referee corruption plot from which Ftbol Club Barcelona would have benefited for years.

In this context, in which both Judge Aguirre and the Supreme Court judge, Manuel Garca-Castelln, are singled out by the independence movement and accused of wanting to torpedo the application of the amnesty, the sending of this simulated bomb package has caused great concern in the judicial field, since it represents an escalation in the climate of harassment and persecution that some judges are suffering in Catalonia since the beginning of the independence process.

In this sense, police and judicial sources regret that the Generalitat is reluctant to create a security device for a judge who is especially singled out by the radicals, as well as that the Ministry of the Interior has not decided on its own to protect Aguirre's security. According to judicial sources, the Mossos d'Esquadra have filed a complaint about this shipment and it is pending submission to a court to be in charge of the investigation.

Born in the Canary Islands and after a first stop in Calatayud, Aguirre obtained a place in the Court of Instruction number 1 of Barcelona in 1988. A position he has held for 36 years and which makes him the most senior magistrate in Catalonia, with several media cases. behind their backs.

The main case that he now has on the table and for which he has been singled out by the independence movement is Volhov, the aforementioned investigation into the Russian plot of the processes. At the end of January and on the eve of the first approval of the Amnesty Law in Congress, Judge Aguirre extended the instruction in a resolution in which he implicated the former CDC leader, Victor Terradellas, and the head of the office of Carles Puigdemont, Josep Llus Alay, both close collaborators of the former president who escaped in Waterloo.

The judge tightened the scope on Russia's contacts with Puigdemont and decided to lengthen the investigation “given the extraordinary complexity of the case and the ample documentation to be reviewed.” An investigation that has earned him the accusation from the independence movement, with Junts at the helm. The leader herself neoconvergente in Congress, Mriam Nogueras, mentioned him by name and surname on four occasions in the debate on the Amnesty Law in the Lower House three days later. Specifically, Nogueras accused the magistrate, who is investigating the alleged Russian plot linked to 1-O, for “strolling round European tv prevaricating”, and also put Marchena, president of the Supreme Court that judged 1-O, in the bag. EITHER. In his intervention, he accused the PSOE of not daring to break with “Francoism”, which he linked to the judiciary.

Specifically, from within the independence movement they present Aguirre as a representative of the “judicial proper” and the “lawfare”the term with which secessionists suggest that there is a dirty war in the courts against them.

The head of the Court of Instruction number 1 of Barcelona has kept the investigation open since October 2020 in relation to the alleged Russian contacts with the pro-independence environment within the framework of the investigation into the diversion of public funds to promote 1-O and the DUI. .

The core of the investigations is concentrated around the contacts that the former president of the Generalitat maintained, Carles Puigdemont, and his team of collaborators with intermediaries linked to the Kremlin before the illegal 1-O referendum, during that month of October 2017 and even after the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (DUI).


Another of the folders he has on the table is the Negreira case. At this time, Barcelona's court of investigation number 1 is investigating the last presidents of Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporta, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, as well as the entity itself and several directors. He attributes crimes of sports corruption or bribery, among others, to them, in what constitutes the biggest scandal in the history of Spanish football. Aguirre summoned José María Enríquez Negreira just a month ago and the former vice president of the referees has refused to testify before the judge about the million-dollar payments he received from Barcelona for almost two decades.

Aguirre agreed at the end of March to expand the investigation to all the auditors who for almost two decades overlooked the FC Barcelona payments to number two of the referees. Magistrate Aguirre has decided, at the request of the Civil Guard, to extend the investigations to all the club's audit reports corresponding to the years between 2003 and 2018.