Judicial investigation into Spanish head Corona Crisis Centre

by Lorraine Williamson
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MADRID – A judicial inquiry is being launched into the face of the corona crisis in Spain, Fernando Simón. The Spanish head of Corona Crisis Centre is being sued by the association of Christian lawyers for failing corona management. 

Fernando Simón became director of Spain’s Corona Coordination and Crisis Centre CCAES shortly after the pandemic started. And since then, has been one of the trusted faces when it comes to dealing with the epidemic. Abogados Cristianos, the association of Christian lawyers, is now filing a complaint against Simón over his handling of the corona crisis in Spain, news site Onda Cero reported on Thursday. 

Measures taken against Covid-19 insufficient 

The Christian lawyers want a court in Madrid to investigate whether Fernando Simón committed a so-called criminal offence during his management of the crisis. The investigation has been opened to investigate the facts put forward by the association. The association accuses Simón of taking insufficient measures in March 2020 after he and the Spanish government were informed about the lethality of the virus. 

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Indictment against Spanish ministers 

However, not only Simón was indicted by the association. The indictment was also filed against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Ministers Irene Montero, Margarita Robles, and Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the former Vice-Presidents of the Executive Power Carmen Calvo and Pablo Iglesias, and the former Ministers José Luis. Abalos and Salvador Illa. 

Fernando Simón, however, is the only one against whom the judge has opened an investigation. These ministers are in fact protected by law. It is then up to the Supreme Court of Spain to rule on the other ministers. 

Christian lawyers’ association Spain in the news earlier 

It is not the first time that the association of Christian lawyers has been in the news. In February 2020, the association filed a lawsuit against Netflix for a comedy that satirically portrayed Jesus as being gay. That same month, the association filed a lawsuit against a Spanish actor for blasphemy. 

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