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The judicial concern is maximum. Information on jihadist movements in recent weeks has aroused deep uncertainty in judges and prosecutors. The information that has been disseminated on jihadist threats to Judge José de la Mata , an instructor at the National Court, has provoked an immediate reaction from the representatives of the Public Ministry.

According to sources of the fight against terrorism, on September 2, the State Attorney General sent a letter to Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska to convey the concern of prosecutors of the National Court after the jihadist threat detected last July .

The minister's response came on September 9, when Grande-Marlaska sent a letter to the Attorney General's Office informing that security was being subject to a "constant evaluation."

The sources consulted explained that prosecutors were notified that from inside the concern for jihadism remains high and that after the threats detected in jihadist videos against Judge De la Mata there were already "a series of police initiatives" aimed at increase security over the National Court and the Supreme Court.

Marlaska responds that there is "constant evaluation" of the security level

Spanish intelligence sources recall that these judicial facilities are always observed as "enemies" by terrorist movements. As you remember, it is in the National Court where all the causes of terrorism are judged. And they also add that the last word is always in the Supreme Court, which is why, although there are no explicit threats to this institution, specialists have also reviewed the safety of the High Court and its most prominent representatives.

The threats against De la Mata came shortly after he led an operation against a woman based in Spain who had strong links to jihadist recruitment schemes. The detainee is in prison.

Shortly after the videos were spread with threats against the judge and his family. In some of the videos analysts have detected some "errors" of bulk. However, they have also seen some "details" that have made them suspect that the threat is not in word, but much more serious.

For this reason, in addition to personal security measures, the static and dynamic security specialists of the Police have reviewed, once again, all the security of the National Court, one of the most bunkerized buildings in Spain.

Remember that there was already a plan on the table - although it did not pass the reflection phase - of a jihadist command to "fly" the Audience.

A warning has been issued to agents deployed in North Africa

In addition to the movements close to the National Court, the intelligence services have also detected that the radicals want to carry out actions outside our borders against European citizens. For this reason, the police deployments that Spain has deployed by the Maghreb countries have been warned to maximize their personal security. The data in the intelligence papers speak of the intention of attacking uniformed members of European countries destined in North Africa . The notice recommends recovering the bulletproof vest in anticipation of attacks.

The sources consulted by this newspaper point out that they have detected, among other movements, the creation of two cells with the intention of acting in Mauritania .

They point out that Spain is participating in the main military operations that are being carried out in Africa to stop jihadism and that this fact increases the chances that the military in our country will become jihadist targets.

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