During his intervention in the programme Dando Caña on El Toro TV, Julio Ariza wanted to denounce the media penalties and the times of Justice, in relation to the politicians of the different parties.
In this regard, the journalist confessed to having sent a message to Isabel Díaz Ayuso, following her denunciation of the difference in treatment between Griñán and Zaplana, which read: “Yes, Isabel, it’s true. What you say is very good, even if it is two or three years later. Everyone kept quiet. The whole PP kept quiet. We denounced it publicly and I personally went several times to visit Eduardo Zaplana in Picasent prison. Not all of us acted in the same way, Isabel. Best regards”.
Having said this, the journalist stressed that “it is fine for me to say it now, but I would like to remind Isabel and other political leaders that when Rita Barberá was treated the way she was treated, and surely as a result of that bad treatment, she ended up the way she ended up. It has since become known that she was an innocent woman. They all kept quiet too, including Díaz Ayuso, while some party spokespersons such as Maroto or Casado materially kicked her out, expelled her from the PP group in the Senate and left her out”.
The Morodo case
“Ambassador Raúl Morodo’s clan (2004-2007) used a family business to make off with millions of euros from illegal commissions paid by high-ranking PDVSA officials. The report focused on a company called MS Trading España SL which was controlled by his wife, Cristina Cañeque de Solá. The company is the owner of the house where the couple’s son lives and which served at the same time as the domicile of several ‘front companies’ investigated in the case, although MS Trading España played other more relevant roles in the financial scheme of the criminal organisation”, reported the newspaper El País on 27 January 2022.
For his part, Ariza pointed out that “we are talking about the prosecution accusing them, specifically, of having received 4.5 million, at least, from PDVSA in commissions. Raúl Morodo’s relations with well-known figures in the socialist party were evident”. Moreover, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s ambassador “has not been granted any precautionary measures. Two years after the indictment, they are all still at liberty. Nothing has been blocked or confiscated”. The director of El Toro TV clarified that they have never criticised this judicial resolution, but that these people have received a treatment radically different from that given to many other people from other parties. And he stresses that “the money was found for them”.
This is why Julio Ariza wanted to remind the gull’s party that it has to try to ensure that Justice is equal for all and, to this end, what must be promoted is a quick Justice, not a slow one, so that it can be fair and, within this framework, “it is applied to all equally: to Morodo, to Zaplana or to whoever”.
The Rosell case
The journalist also wanted to bring up the case of Sandro Rosell, who spent two years in prison and, after serving his sentence, audios of several public figures have been released in which it can be heard and confirmed how Rosell was accused with false evidence. This case, “has been dismissed and, after spending two years in jail, they want to compensate him with 17 euros a day,” Ariza added.
“The first thing that all parties should do is to provide the necessary means to ensure that justice is swift, agile and efficient,” Ariza proposed again. And thus, “avoid the ten years that elapse between indictment and trial. In this way, it is not possible for there to be effective judicial protection of people’s rights”.