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El Gobierno intentó acelerar el 'Caso Carrascosa'

Cable en el que EE UU confirma que los jueces viajarán a La Haya

  • EE UU plantea analizar el caso en La Haya entre los jueces estadounidenses y sus homólogos españoles.
  • El encuentro se realizó en abril de 2009.
ID:
158916
Etiquetas:
CJAN, PGOV, PHUM, PREL, SP, KOCI
Fecha:
2008-06-19 16:42:00
RefID:
08MADRID682
Origen:
Embassy Madrid
Clasificación:
CONFIDENTIAL
Destino:
08MADRID640
Encabezado:
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FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4957
INFO RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA PRIORITY 3470
RUEHBS/DEA BRUSSELS BE PRIORITY
RUEHNA/DEA HQS WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEAWJA/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHDC PRIORITY
C O N F I D E N T I A L MADRID 000682

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR CA/OCS/CI AND EUR/WE
[eliminado por 20minutos.es]

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/18/2018
TAGS: CJAN, PGOV, PHUM, PREL, SP, KOCI
SUBJECT: DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION'S JUNE 18 MEETING WITH
SPANISH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE:AL-KASSAR
EXTRADITION, CARRASCOSA CASE AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

REF: A. MADRID 640

B. MADRID 137
C. 2006 MADRID 2241
D. 2007 MADRID 2093

Classified By: DCM Hugo Llorens for reasons 1.4(b) and (d)

1. (C) Summary: In a June 18 meeting with the Spanish
Secretary of State for Justice Julio Perez-Hernandez (Deputy
Justice Minister equivalent), the DCM thanked the GOS for
their cooperation in the extradition of the Syrian arms
dealer and alleged terrorist Monzer Al-Kassar. The DCM also
addressed the ongoing Carrascosa child abduction case and the
USG's continued interest in religious freedom issues. End
Summary.

//Al-Kassar Extradition//

2. (C) The DCM met with Spanish Secretary of State for
Justice Julio Perez-Hernandez on June 18 to thank him for
Spanish government cooperation in the June 13 extradition to
the U.S. (ref A) of arms dealer Monzer Al-Kassar. The DCM
noted that the extradition was an example of exemplary
judicial coordination. Perez-Hernandez explained that due to
the political sensitivities, the Al-Kassar case was handled
carefully, with extreme attention given to ensure all Spanish
due-process procedures and appeals were provided. The DCM
responded that the United States' case against Al-Kassar was
strong and assured Perez-Hernandez that Al-Kassar would have
a fair trial in the United States and enjoy the same
due-process assurances Spain provided.

//Carrascosa Case//

3. (C) The DCM and Perez-Hernandez also discussed the
on-going case of Maria Jose Carrascosa, a Spanish citizen
from Valencia held in a New Jersey prison since November 2006
for contempt of court in connection with a child custody case
(refs B, C and D). The case has received extensive negative
attention, with the Spanish press often airing a photo of the
"mother in chains." The DCM briefed Perez-Hernandez that the
U.S. judges were poised to travel to the Hague to meet with
their Spanish counterparts (ref B). Perez-Hernandez noted
that the Spanish judges had requested official permission to
meet at the Hague, which had unfortunately delayed the
process. The DCM informed Perez-Hernandez that Carrascosa's
criminal trial for parental kidnapping would begin June 23
and that if convicted she faced a potentially stiff sentence.

//Religious Freedom//

4. (C) The DCM stressed the importance of religious freedom
to the USG and its citizens and urged the GOS to grant full
benefits and privileges to those religions (Mormons,
Jehovah's Witnesses, and Buddhists) recently granted "notorio
arraigo" status (in effect, recognition as a religion).
Perez-Hernandez suggested that the "legislative project"
discussed at the February meeting (ref B) had been completed,
but stated that interagency approval within the GOS would be
complicated. Perez-Hernandez explained that Spain's Ministry
of Economy's action was pivotal, specifically their analysis
as to the potential revenue loss associated with granting the
religious groups tax-exempt status. The DCM said that he
planned to meet with the Spanish Secretary of State for
Property and Budgets Carlos Ocana regarding the issue, and
Perez-Hernandez agreed that this USG push would be helpful.
AGUIRRE;"