The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, assured this Friday in Ribeira (A Coruña) that his ministry “has not bought” the Pegasus software, which is said to have been used by the Secretary of State to spy on over 60 pro-independence leaders He has also claimed that they have never negotiated with the company responsible for it.
This was stated by the Head of the Interior at the opening ceremony of the National Police Station of Ribeira, which was also attended by the deputy of the Spanish government in Galicia, José Miñones; the Regional Minister of Social Policy, Fabiola García; and the mayor of the municipality, Manuel Ruiz Rivas.
Regarding the case of espionage carried out with the Pegasus program, Marlaska has insisted that Spain is a rule of law where the law is applied, with a government that “submits to the justice system in all its actions”.
‘Don’t let the public doubt it’
“That citizens have no doubt about that; compliance and strict compliance with the law is in our DNA,” the minister defended.
Grande-Marlaska has also pointed out, with regard to possible commissions of inquiry, that it is not the government of Spain that should decide. “It will have to be decided by whoever is competent in this regard,” he noted.
Also for the future petitions for appearances in CongressThe head of the Interior has indicated that “the table or the competent body” should make a decision, but that the executive should in any case “take account when asked and more so before the representatives of popular sovereignty”.
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