Judge investigates former PP head for spreading fake news

A Barcelona judge has admitted for processing the complaint filed by the Generalitat of Catalonia against the former president of the Partido Popular (PP), Pablo Casado, for stating during an appearance before the media that Catalan teachers received instructions to “not let children go to the bathroom” if they asked in Spanish, rather than the regional language.

The head of the Investigating Court 29 of Barcelona has agreed to summon the former leader of the PP as a result of the Catalan Government’s complaint for his statements in December 2021. The magistrate, Santiago García, indicates that Casado can be summoned in the central headquarters of the party (Génova street in Madrid) from which he left all his positions.

The judge also asks the PP for the video with the complete appearance in which the politician made the aforementioned statements and a list of the media that attended.

The statements were made in the context of the complaint by the parents of the boy from Canet de Mar (Barcelona) that triggered the judicial resolutions that oblige the Government to teach 25% of the classes in Spanish.

The Generalitat saw that Casado’s words could constitute libel, slander and a hate crime. A legal representative of the Generalitat presented the complaint admitted by the Barcelona judge and for which the former president of the PP will have to appear.