“Judge Lleral issued a political ruling, a proposal by the government and the G-20, the closure of the cases of Maldonado and Jones Hual,” he said. Page / 12 one of the lawyers of the complaint, who expected them to challenge the decision on the invalidity of the results of expert opinions. “Lleral was the director of the procedure, and during the autopsy he took out the lawyers who controlled the test, he didn’t score the money that was more important than the DAYS, the test he neglected,” explained Maurizio Rojas from PAPH. In other words, in addition to appealing the dismissal of a single accused policeman, they will also challenge the chain of evidence.
The reason, which had just received an almost fatal blow, began with the judge, who ordered the repression on the territory restored by Mapuchi in Cusamena, where Santiago Maldonado disappeared and appeared dead, and he had to investigate himself. “Santiago drowned,” he told the newspaper. It cost him a position in the file, but in fact it is from the mouth of something that has already been sealed from the very beginning. The judicial system, as in all cases of enforced disappearances and institutional violence, acted to conceal the crimes of the gendarmes.
Gustavo Lleral arrived, replaying humanity against Mapuchea, and another image was built. I went to Pu Lof without guardianship, I received relatives, but then I sent to the archive all the measures that they requested. When he took responsibility, Otranto’s illegal eavesdropping was already in the archive, and it was only when the potatoes got too hot that he reacted. Again, having replayed, he ordered the destruction of it. In two cases, he maneuvered to monopolize the message about this case, forcing the quarrels to remain silent: the day of the discovery of the body and the judicial morgue. So, two days before the elections in 2017, he carefully chose the words: there is no indication that the body was damaged or moved. The fate of the case has been abandoned.
On that day, he was forced to leave the room where an autopsy was carried out to all lawyers. The money that was in the pocket of Santiago’s pants was on the table, it was never valued. Complaints plan to condemn him for his poor work for not keeping the chain of storage of this and other items, including DNS. Among the measures that have never been done is the reconstruction of facts, the analysis of the fire, which the gendarmes did on the day they broke into Pu Lof, where they could (or could not) be the remains of a young anarchist tattoo artist's backpack. This backpack never appeared. “The gendarmerie did not participate in the disappearance or death of Maldonado,” Lleral wrote. Some may be surprised, but those who thought that with the advent of the body, the entire responsibility of the repressive government of Mauricio Macri was released. With his gentle manners, the magistrate continued with another style initiated by Otranto: the judicial side of hiding the state crime.
Today, they celebrate the yellow factories that exude pus and poison without mercy, overestimating those who have lost their loved one, and fought flawlessly for more than a year against the state apparatus and the media. But this story continues in Washington, at the headquarters of the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where Argentina already has a sentence for the enforced disappearance of young Mapuche Ivan Torres
“Santiago voluntarily went to the icy waters of the Chubut River and died there without witnesses to this tragic end,” said Lleral. He again lost his honor when he had no ambitions to speak in front of cameras and microphones that were broadcast live, that 55 experts participated in the showdown when they were 28 years old. Maleshu was not only witnesses, the gendarmes also said that they had seen him. Maldonado was a few seconds away when he ran.
“This is confusing, Lleral first says that he will combine habeas corpus with enforced disappearance, dismiss gendarme Emanuel Echazu and eventually habeas corpus,” said Rojas of APDH. In the near future, the body will make a statement on the political implications of this decision in the context of the G-20. Lleral also filed a complaint about the enforced disappearance of Santiago.
This ruling confirms the situation of the family, which for several months insisted that a genuine impartial investigation into the enforced disappearance, followed by the death of Maldonado, never began. That is why the battle does not end, no matter how many people pretend. Local and international courts of appeal will have the final say.