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Fernando Simón, director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, adds a new complaint to those that have already been presented.

Relatives of a woman who died of coronavirus have filed a complaint against him on Friday for the crime of reckless manslaughter by holding him responsible for at least 27,000 deaths from coronavirus in Spain for having “publicly communicated a series of erroneous and contradictory guidelines.” Likewise, they request as a precautionary measure the withdrawal of a passport and the prohibition to leave the national territory.

The complaint against the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, to which EP has had access, is based on the Supreme Court ruling on the sobre Madrid Arena case ’to justify the crime of reckless manslaughter. As the brief presented in the investigative courts of Madrid recalls, the high court revoked the acquittal issued by the Madrid Provincial Court regarding a vigilante who, “seeing an assistant crushed, did not do the resuscitation, later arriving an ambulance that it was done, dying the same ».

The brief indicates that the legal foundations of this judgment describe the doctrine of “increased risk”, which according to the complainants can be applied to the “conduct” of Simón, who has offered a press conference daily to communicate the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.

The complaint, to which others will adhere, as he warns, ensures that Fernando Simón “has been publicly communicating a series of contradictory erroneous guidelines, making the entire population believe that the impact of covid-19 in our country would be minimal.”

The complainants emphasize that they do not understand why the use of masks has been made compulsory “now that the number of deaths has decreased”, while in the “moment of greatest death, against the criteria of other public technical bodies, it was not recommended or force yourself on it ».

Falsehood in public document

Regarding the second separate piece, the brief urges the investigation of a alleged crime of falsification in a public document committed by a public official, for having given “apparently” “false” data on the number of deaths. In this sense, he recalls that the superior courts of Justice of Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León have issued reports that point out that the number of deaths is “much higher”.

Due to the seriousness of these crimes, the complainants request that Fernando Simón’s passport is withdrawn and he is prohibited from leaving Spain, recalling that the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies “has resided part of his life, for professional reasons, in African countries”.

All written communications

As for the practice of proceedings, the lawyer Verónica Suárez requests that a dozen of them be carried out, as the Ministry of Health is required to provide full and ordered copy of all written communications, official or not, of the defendant with any other component of the Ministry, or out of it since 2019.

He also wants the department he runs Salvador Illa Officially provide the death figures that have been given publicly since the start of the pandemic and that the Central Civil Registry be asked for a count of deaths broken down by province in the months of March to June of the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.

In addition, he urges that the Palacio de la Moncloa be asked for all the recordings of all the interventions broadcast on television that Simón has made from there.