They exonerate the only St. Andrew's teacher still charged with a 1-O hate crime

The court will file the case against the last teacher at INS El Palau de Sant Andreu de la Barcelona (Baix Llobregat) which continues to be attributed to him Comments for members of the Civil Guard In the chapter after 1-O. This was requested by the Public Prosecution, which is the only prosecution in the case, because it does not see any crime.

The Public Prosecutor's Office submitted a memorandum to the Martorell Court (Baix Llobregat) to investigate the teacher, requesting that the case be closed, ruling out that the comments she made to one of her students, the son of a civil guard, constituted the crime of incitement to hatred.

In 2017 it was reached Nine teachers are attributed From this center for comments in the chapter about accusations of the Guardia Civil and the National Police of blocking 1-O. The Barcelona court rejected the lawsuit for eight of them last March.

The court understood that There was no crime in his wordsAlthough he criticized their position for lack of “moral or professional” justification.

Only this reason has been preserved, a total of nine

The case remained open only to one of the teachers. As initially confirmed by the Public Prosecutor's Office, on October 2, 2017, he addressed a 12-year-old student, the son of a Civil Guard officer, with words that made the child cry: “You should be happy with what your father did.” yesterday.”

After taking the statements of many witnesses who witnessed the events, the Public Prosecution reached the conclusion that there were no signs of a crime, and for this reason it requested… Dismiss the case.

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In fact, the Public Ministry now coincides with the Martorell Court of Inquiry, which In 2019, he filed a lawsuit against the teacher – Then the Barcelona Court reopened it after an appeal filed by the same Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The goal was not to “humiliate.”

Specifically, the court held that the teacher's intent It was not “offensive” to the minorBut to express his position on the political conflict in which the 1-O referendum was framed, and which is protected by the right to freedom of expression.

The nine teachers were accused It has been pointed out publicly, So much so that the leader of the citizens at the time, Albert Rivera He tweeted, echoing a report by newspaper El Mundo titled “The nine disgraced Catalan teachers,” in which personal details of the teachers, along with photographs, were made public.

They were also threatened with writing on the school walls and teachers reported this Victims of “murder”. INS El Palau is located next to the Sant Andreu de la Barca Barracks and served as an electoral college during 1-O.

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