The defense of the former vice president of the Valencian Government Mónica Oltra has filed an appeal for reform against the decision of the head of the Investigating Court number 15 of Valencia to extend the secrecy of the separate piece for another six months to investigate the communications of two of his collaborators .
In a letter to which EFE has had access, Oltra’s lawyers consider that the constant extensions of the secrecy of the proceedings are unjustified and constitute a violation of the right of defense.
“It is powerfully striking that this piece is being processed under the cloak of the secrecy of proceedings for six months, more than enough time for the investigating body to have been able to carry out those investigative tasks necessary to clarify the facts and that in turn do not hinder the purpose of the investigation”, state the lawyers.
Likewise, they regret that “the motivation – on the part of the instructor – is not that it is succinct, it is that it does not exist and it does not allow this party to control the adaptation to the norm of the successive extensions that are being dictated.”
“We do not know the scope of the measures agreed upon by the instructor, when the resolution was issued under the protection of partial judicial secrecy. There is no doubt that six months after agreeing, the arguments that could have supported its adoption lack sense at this time and do not fit with the legally established forecast”, they add.
This separate piece was formed at the request of the public prosecution exercised by the Gobierna-te association, which submitted a letter to the court on October 12 in which it requested that they agree on proceedings to investigate the communications made by the general director of Services Infrastructures Social, Enrique Juan Alcocer, and by the former regional secretary of Equality (current adviser to the vice president, Aitana Mas), Alberto Ibáñez, both senior positions in the Ministry directed by Mónica Oltra.
In that letter, to which EFE also had access, this association warned the judge of the planned deletion by the General Directorate of Information Technologies (on November 31) “of all email accounts and their contents from the domains cv.gva.es”, for which reason he asked for speed in “the practice of the test to be agreed”.
In addition, it urged the instructor to ask Les Corts for a parliamentary response from a senior official from the Ministry of Equality who “in the last quarter of 2019 claimed to have been the custodian” of the file of the minor who was the victim of abuse by the ex-husband of Oltra “until in November 2019 it was requested by superiority”, according to the letter from Gobierna-te.
This is the second separate and secret piece opened within the framework of this investigation, after the one also agreed in October to incorporate emails between those investigated into the case, as the accusations had requested.
The aforementioned court investigates a total of fifteen people to try to clarify their participation in the opening of an informative or confidential information file with which they allegedly tried to hide the case or discredit the minor who suffered abuse by the then husband de Oltra, who was sentenced to five years in prison and whose sentence is expected to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.