On 3rd April 2020 Vozpopuli reports
The jurist and former judge of the National Court, Baltasar Garzon, was released on Thursday at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid, where he was treated for bilateral pneumonia derived from the coronavirus for which he was admitted on March 24.
In a statement sent to Europa Press, Garzon adds that since this Friday, and by medical prescription, treatment will continue in absolute isolation, in my home, for 14 days, “like so many thousands more people, until full recovery.”
The jurist, who currently works as a lawyer, thanks in the note “sincerely and deeply all the expressions of solidarity and affection” that it has received in recent days, “as well as the support of those who, persistently, every day at 8:00 p.m., confirm their solidarity from windows and balconies, towards the health services and all those who are watching over this health crisis , social and economic happen as soon as possible “.
All of these people, according to Garzon, are being a main component of the recovery of those who suffer diseases caused by the virus, especially to combat the loneliness that this generates.
“I want Special thanks to all medical staff., health, auxiliary and those who take care of feeding, cleaning and caring for the sick and sick, the enormous work they are doing, “says Garzon, adding that he has not been able to see their faces or say goodbye with a hug.
“I have only been able to see his eyes, behind the glasses and isolation masks, but in all of them I have verified clean looks of vocation, self-denial, sacrifice, harmony and dedication to others. I will always be indebted to all of you, “ends the note.
Waiter was the head of the Central Court of Instruction number 5 of the National Court, where he practiced for almost 22 years, from 1988 until May 14, 2010. In 2012 he was disqualified by the Supreme Court for eleven years for a crime of prevarication in competition with another against constitutional guarantees for intervening the communications of the leaders of the plot ‘Gurtel’ with their lawyers in prison.
In his years in the National Court focused its work on the fight against the terrorist group ETA, his persecution of Galician drug trafficking was notorious, he investigated the state terrorism of the GAL and he gained international fame by ordering the arrest of the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Throughout his professional career he also fleetingly passed through politics -independent by the PSOE- and after his disqualification he has been an advisor to the International Criminal Court in The Hague and has led the defense of the founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange.
Read reporting article in Web24 News
‘The political nature of Julian Assange’s extradition process to the US can be proven beyond any reasonable doubt, as it involves large-scale espionage operations, violations of attorney-client privilege & cross-Atlantic legal pressures’Baltasar Garzon head of Assange legal team