The Spanish President refused to clarify whether he authorised the decision to allow the Polisario Front leader entry into Spain
The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, insisted on Wednesday September 22 that the administration did “what it should” and acted “as it should” in accordance with the law by granting asylum to the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali.
While speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mr Sanchez avoided questions about whether he had sanctioned the operation, but fully supported the government’s decision to allow Gali to enter Spain on “humanitarian” grounds.
Mr Sanchez claimed that Spain allowed Gali’s entry in response to a humanitarian request “to save the life of a person who was about to die” and confirmed that he travelled to Spain without any official documentation.
The tough questions from the Assembly came after a court in Zaragoza investigating the so-called ‘Ghali case’ called the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha Gonzalez Laya as a witness, indicating that it wishes to question her about the entry of the Polisario Front leader into Spain on April 18 where he was treated for Covid in a hospital in Longrono.
The ex-minister’s statement has yet to be collected as court officials haven’t been able to locate her to physically hand over the summons. It has been previously claimed, however, that the decision to offer asylum to Ghali was ultimately made by Ms Gonzalez Laya, “but not only her.”
Source: Murcia Today