EL MUNDO begins today
a long investigative report in several installments
in which, given the social relevance that the
, and alarmed by the irresponsible political intervention of prominent members of the Government trying to capitalize on the declarations of the daughter of
, aims to help clarify the facts proven by Justice, which are, ultimately, those that make up the truth about the matter.
has acceded to the court proceedings that led to the dismissal -without the possibility of "any ordinary recourse", according to a resolution of the Provincial Court of Madrid-, on September 30, of the complaint of Rocío Carrasco against Antonio
, for a possible crime of psychological injuries, and the complete judicial documentation, including audiovisual material, interrogations, expert and forensic reports, the evaluations of the psychosocial team of the courts and even the statements of the psychiatrists who treated Carrasco between 2011 and 2019. It is not up to this newspaper - nor has it ever been its motivation - to discern which of the participants in this
television is right or wrong.
What interests our readers, and this is the reason for this journalistic investigation, is to show how, by turning Rocío Carrasco into a victim of mistreatment by her ex-husband - something that Justice has never proven - this Government, through the vice president
and the Minister of Equality,
, have wanted to supplant the Spanish courts by a kind of
television and popular justice
, thereby causing u
n serious damage to the credibility of the rule of law.
From the moment the Government converts a limited matter to the so-called
on a political issue,
democracy begins a dangerous populist drift in which fiction ends up supplanting reality
We recently saw several political leaders, including the then Prime Minister,
, show understanding before the insubordination that another supposed victim of machismo,
, initiated against the Spanish and Italian justices to obtain the custody of their children.
Our representatives cannot fall into the trap of
the sentimentalization of politics
questioning democratic institutions and converting a so-called
voice of the people
in source of legitimation.
The law, in a rule of law, is above any other consideration.
Also in the case of Rocío Carrasco, as we will reflect on these pages.
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