Pablo Iglesias and his former advisor in the European Parliament, Dina Bousselhamhave presented their respective indictments at the National Court in the so-called Dina caseabout the theft of Bousselham’s phone, in 2015, and the subsequent dissemination of part of the content of the mobile card, starting in July 2016.
Both ask for four years in prison for the retired commissioner José Manuel Villarejo and as many for each of the two journalists prosecuted: Alberto Pozas, director of the defunct magazine Interviewand Luis Rendueles, former deputy director of the same medium.
Churches and Bousselhamharmed in the Dina caseseparate piece of the Tandem macrocause either Villarejo casethey accuse the journalists of having delivered the contents of the former advisor’s card to Commissioner Villarejo and to him of having distributed it to OKdiario, by Eduardo Inda, which published part of some chats included in the mobile memory.
The mobile phone was stolen on November 1, 2015 and shortly after the Samsung brand mini SD memory card arrived at the magazine Interviewwhere the accused journalists downloaded the content and examined it, appears in the writing of Iglesias and Bousselham, “viewing photos, among which there are very intimate content” and having access not only to those images but also “to the rest of the material from of their personal and family privacy, without any public information interest, not warning of what is clearly the theft of a mobile phone card (or its copy), nor contacting Doña Dina, clearly the owner of that information and photographs.” .
The two accusation documents relate the temporal sequence, once those responsible for the magazine decide that nothing related to the content of the mobile phone can be published, through the notes from Villarejo’s agendas, which record the alleged meetings with these two journalists.
The journalists of Interview They have declared before the judge that they handed over the contents of Dina Bousselham’s card to Villarejo because the commissioner verbally requested it in order to prepare a police report.
But Pablo Iglesias indicates that “there is no official requirement to Messrs. Pozas and Rendueles, neither police nor judicial, nor is there any delivery with diligence of record, with identification of police file, judicial and/or police investigation, nor is there any in official premises”.
The Police found the files in the search of Villarejo’s house in November 2017, when he was arrested.
Pablo Iglesias requests 1,000 euros from the three defendants for “moral damages, for the damage, inconvenience and suffering caused.” And Bousselham asks for 6,000 for the same concept.
On the other hand, Judge Manuel García Castellón, who is leading the investigation of the Villarejo case, has asked the Madrid courts to find out if Dina Bousselham committed false testimony and a crime of false reporting in relation to the theft of her cell phone. The judge also tried to accuse Pablo Iglesias in the case because he considered that the former leader of Podemos retained the card in his possession, once the owner of the magazine gave it to him. InterviewAntonio Asensio.
Garcia Castellon considers that it should be investigated whether Bousselham committed an alleged crime of false testimony due to the different versions he offered about the state in which the mini SD had arrived when Iglesias returned it to him.