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Spain/Brazil: Brazil authorizes extradition of one of the perpetrators of the 1977 Madrid massacre

August 14, 2019

Los compañeros de los abogados asesinado portan el féretro de una de las víctimas de la matanza. El 26 de enero de 1977, dos días después del atentado, se celebró el funeral, que estuvo acompañado por una increíble multitud de españoles que manifestaron libertad y justicia

The extradition of the Spanish Carlos García Juliá, convicted of participating in the massacre of left-wing lawyers committed in Madrid in 1977, was authorized by the Brazilian Supreme Court.

The Brazilian authorities thus complied with the Spanish Government’s request for the extradition of the former right-wing militant of the far-right Força Nova party, one of the perpetrators of the massacre in which three labour lawyers, a law student and an administrative officer were shot dead.

García Juliá, who served 14 of the 193 years in prison to which he was sentenced in 1980, was on the run and was arrested on December 2018 in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, where he lived under a false Venezuelan identity.

The Spanish court asked the Government to ask the Brazilian authorities to extradite García Juliá, on the understanding that the sentence imposed on him was not prescribed and that he had to serve 3,855 days in prison.

In a public hearing held on Tuesday, the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) authorized the extradition of Spanish because it considered that the necessary requirements, such as the typification of crimes and the non-configuration of a political crime, were met.

In an opinion sent to the Supreme Court, the Attorney General of the Republic of Brazil, Raquel Dodge, recommended extradition by “not verifying” that the petition filed by the Spanish authorities “was filed with a view to harassing or punishing the extradited by political opinion.”

However, details of the extradition process have not yet been released.

The former Força Nova militant, who was 24 years old when he committed the massacre, was convicted in 1980 of five homicides and four attempted homicides at the law office of the trade union Commissions Operarias, located at 55 Atocha Street in central Madrid.

Brazil authorizes extradition of one of the perpetrators of the 1977 Madrid massacre



https://elpais.com/politica/2019/08/14/actualidad/1565734532_492520.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.abc.es/historia/abci-matanza-abogados-atocha-barbarie-pudo-tumbar-democracia-espanola-201908141430_noticia.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.elmundo.es/espana/2019/08/14/5d5332c3fc6c8393748b46b5.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-brasil-autoriza-garcia-julia-autores-matanza-abogados-atocha-sea-extraditado-espana-20190814091134.html (ESPANOL)

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matanza_de_Atocha_de_1977 (ESPANOL)

https://www.dn.pt/mundo/interior/brasil-autoriza-extradicao-de-um-dos-autores-de-massacre-de-1977-em-madrid-11207448.html (PORTUGUES)

https://noticias.r7.com/internacional/stf-autoriza-extradicao-de-espanhol-condenado-por-massacre-em-1977-14082019 (PORTUGUES)

https://fr.hespress.com/89571-bresil-la-justice-autorise-lextradition-de-carlos-garcia-julia.html (FRANCAIS)


Day of the Endangered Lawyer

Brazil: Corpo encontrado no RJ é de estudante que estava desaparecida, diz pai


A advogada Marcela de Souza Oliveira, de 26 anos — Foto: Reprodução/TV Globo

A família da estudante Marcela de Souza Oliveira identificou o corpo da jovem, que foi encontrado por volta das 13h30 deste sábado (1), no Rio Iguaçu, Baixada Fluminense, com o auxílio do Corpo de Bombeiros. Ela estava desaparecida desde segunda-feira.

O reconhecimento foi feito pelo pai dela, que identificou uma tatuagem nas costas da filha. O cadáver estava na mesma região onde foram achados documentos, a bolsa e um casaco da advogada.

Quando o corpo foi encontrado, não foi possível a identificação imediata devido ao estado de decomposição. Testes ainda serão realizados no Instituto Médico-Legal.





Spain/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: 42 aniversario Abogados de Atocha (Madrid)

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(Fundación Abogados de Atocha Facebook, 06/01/19)

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http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/backgrounds/ (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Massacre_of_Atocha (ENGLISH)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_d%27Atocha_de_1977 (FRANCAIS)

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matan%C3%A7a_de_Atocha_de_1977 (PORTUGUES)


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La Fundación Jesús Pereda junto a CCOO de Zamora y de Palencia mantienen viva la “Memoria de Atocha”, el asesinato hace ya 42 años de cinco abogados laboralistas de CCOO y del PCE por parte de un grupo de pistoleros de extrema derecha.
Una conversación con Alejandro Ruiz-Huerta, uno de las cuatro personas supervivientes, recuperará el significado de aquellos hechos dramáticos y ofrecerá una mirada sindical al presente y hacia el futuro.
Será en Zamora el 28 de enero a las 11h00 y en Palencia ese mismo día a las 19h00, en las respectivas sedes de CCOO.

(Fundación Jesús Pereda de CCOO CyL Facebook, 22/01/19)

Spain/Brazil: This is Carlos García Juliá, sentenced for the killing of Atocha to 193 years in prison

Así es Carlos García Juliá, condenado por la matanza de Atocha a 193 años de cárcel

Carlos García Juliá he fired six shots with his Star Super model to which he had placed a 9 Parabellum cannon. The shooting of this young man whom the parish priest of San Ginés defined in the summary pages of the Atocha case as “normal, jovial, affectionate and well connected with the serious and honorable youth of the neighborhood, with exemplary religious and moral life”. they caused the death, according to the opinion of the autopsy and the ballistic analysis, of Javier Sauquillo and Serafín Holgado “. This was how the journalist José Martí Gómez described in the pages of La Vanguardia on September 20, 1984, one of the authors of the killing of Atocha of January 24, 1977, which has now been arrested in Brazil after fleeing Spain, using different identities to outwit the Spanish justice.

About García Juliá, who was 24 years old when he shot to kill in the law office of Atocha street in Madrid, weighed an arrest warrant by the National Court since he got a prison permit in 1992. Then, he decided to leave Spain and he lost track until he was arrested in Bolivia for drug trafficking. But he managed to escape from prison and the track was already lost.

This is how the Atocha events occurred chronologically:

– After 10 and a half at night, three right-wing gunmen enter face uncovered in a labor law firm located at number 55 in the Madrid street of Atocha. Apparently, they were looking for the person in charge of the then illegal transport union of Comisiones Obreras (CCOO), Joaquín Navarro, who had left the office a short time before.

When they did not find him, they decided to kill those who were there at that moment. Five people are killed. They started firing at the administrative Angel Rodriguez Leal, who died on the spot, and then gathered and strafed the other eight people who were on the floor – seven lawyers and a law student – all linked to the Communist Party and CCOO. Luis Javier Benavides and Enrique Valdevira died on the spot, while Francisco Javier Sauquillo and student Serafin Holgado died hours later at the hospital. Four people were seriously injured, but managed to survive: Dolores (Lola) González Ruiz – married to Sauquillo – Miguel Sarabia, Alejandro Ruiz-Huerta and Luis Ramos Pardo.

– March 12, 1977.-The perpetrators of the attack are arrested: Carlos García Juliá, José Fernández Cerrá and Fernando Lerdo de Tejada, members of the self-proclaimed Comando Hugo Sosa, linked to the Anticommunist Apostolic Alliance; as well as the then provincial secretary of the vertical transport union of Madrid, Francisco Albalejo. But there are four others involved more.




https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/lextrema-dreta-parapolicial-de-la-transicio-embrio-del-terrorisme-destat/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.facebook.com/abogadosatocha/ (ESPANOL)

https://actualitatpenal.cat/es/2018/12/06/flash-detienen-en-brasil-a-carlos-garcia-julia-condenado-a-193-anos-por-la-matanza-de-abogados-de-atocha-en-1977/ (CATALAN)

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matan%C3%A7a_de_Atocha_de_1977 (PORTUGUES)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_d%27Atocha_de_1977 (FRANCAIS)


Spain/Brazil: ATOCHA KILLER: Spanish terrorist, responsible for the Atocha Massacre, to be extradited after 24 years on the run

December 21, 2018

THE National High Court in Madrid has formally requested the extradition of Carlos Garcia Julia, one of the Atocha killers.

Neo-fascist Garcia Julia received a 193-year prison sentence which he served in Castilla y Leon for his part in slaughtering five lawyers and seriously injuring three others in their offices in January 1977.

In September 1991 he was allowed out on probation and three months later given permission to leave the country to work in Asuncion (Paraguay) on condition that he reported each month to the Spanish embassy.

Garcia Julia failed to comply and when the Spanish authorities learned of his arrest in Bolivia in 1996 on drugs charges, the courts revoked probation and requested his extradition.

By this time he had disappeared again after being granted a temporary release from the Bolivia gaol, finally surfacing in Brazil via Chile, Argentina and Venezuela.

An Interpol detention order finally got results and Garcia Julia, by then working as an Uber driver and known as Genaro Antonio Materan, was taken into custody.

Once extradited and having broken probation, he must now serve the remaining 3,855 days of his sentence.




https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20181218/453636484757/audiencia-nacional-extradicion-carlos-garcia-julia-condenado-matanza-atocha-brasil-detenido.html (ESPANOL)

https://confilegal.com/20181219-la-audiencia-nacional-pide-la-extradicion-del-asesino-de-atocha-garcia-julia/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3519624/0/audiencia-nacional-extradicion-garcia-julia-condenado-matanza-atocha-detenido-brasil/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/2018-12-18/matanza-atocha-carlos-garcia-julia-extradicion_1714482/ (ESPANOL)

https://jovempan.uol.com.br/programas/jornal-da-manha/espanha-pede-extradicao-de-ultradireitista-responsavel-por-atentado-julia-esta-preso-em-sp.html (PORTUGUES)

https://internacional.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,justica-da-espanha-pede-ao-brasil-extradicao-de-terrorista-do-massacre-de-atocha,70002650671 (PORTUGUES)

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matan%C3%A7a_de_Atocha_de_1977 (PORTUGUES)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_d%27Atocha_de_1977 (FRANCAIS)


Spain/Brazil: Spain starts Brazil extradition bid for gunman in 1977 attack

December 11, 2018

Spain starts Brazil extradition bid for gunman in 1977 attack

(Carlos Garcia Julia pictured in 1977 and the memorial to the attack outside the lawyers office in Calle Atocha. Photo: Wikimedia CC)

Spanish prosecutors on Monday demanded the extradition of a Spanish man convicted over the 1977 killing of five leftists in Madrid, after his arrest in Brazil last week.

Prosecutors at Madrid’s High Court want to ask Brazil to extradite Carlos Garcia Julia, who was detained in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, on December 5th.

But their request still has to be approved by Spain’s High Court and then by the Spanish government.

Garcia Julia was among a group of gunmen linked to a far-right organisation who, on January 24, 1977, attacked a law firm working for labour unions.

They killed four Communist lawyers and an administrative staff member in the attack, on Madrid’s central Calle Atocha. Garcia Julia was among those convicted in 1980 of the killings.

In 1991, a judge granted Garcia Julia parole and allowed him to move to Paraguay but he disappeared shortly after.

He is believed to have moved around Latin America before finally settling in Brazil where he was reportedly working as an Uber driver using a fake name.






https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20181210/453480217266/fiscalia-extradicion-matanza-atocha-carlos-garcia-julia.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20181208/453417223341/carlos-garcia-julia-matanza-de-atocha-policia-nacional-audiencia-nacional-brasil-detenido.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.abc.es/espana/abci-detenido-brasil-garcia-julia-autores-matanza-abogados-atocha-201812061956_noticia.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.elespanol.com/espana/politica/20181206/detenido-brasil-carlos-garcia-julia-material-atocha/358715051_0.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/telediario/detenido-brasil-carlos-garcia-julia-uno-autores-matanza-atocha/4876676/ (ESPANOL)

https://brasil.elpais.com/brasil/2018/12/06/internacional/1544121325_227433.html (PORTUGUES)

https://internacional.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,condenado-na-matanca-de-atocha-na-espanha-carlos-garcia-julia-e-preso-no-brasil,70002636076 (PORTUGUES)

https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/fausto-macedo/terrorista-do-massacre-de-atocha-sera-extraditado-para-a-espanha/ (PORTUGUES)

https://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/efe/2018/12/10/promotoria-quer-que-espanha-peca-ao-brasil-extradicao-de-carlos-garcia-julia.htm (PORTUGUES)


Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay: Advogada de megatraficantes brasileiros é assassinada no Paraguai


Laura Marcela Casuso foi atingida por disparos de pistola 9mm. Lista de clientes da vítima incluía Jarvis Pavão e Marcelo Piloto, criminosos com grande influência na área de fronteira

A advogada argentina Laura Marcela Casuso, de 54 anos, que defendia o narcotraficante brasileiro Jarvis Chimenes Pavão, foi assassinada a tiros, na noite desta segunda-feira, 12, em Pedro Juan Caballero, na fronteira do Paraguai com o Brasil. Conforme a polícia paraguaia, a morte está relacionada com a guerra entre facções brasileiras para o controle do tráfico na região.

Laura atuava também na defesa do traficante Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, o ‘Marcelo Piloto’, ligado à facção carioca Comando Vermelho e preso no Paraguai desde dezembro de 2017.

A advogada foi atingida por oito disparos de pistola 9 mm quando saía de uma reunião, no centro da cidade, para atender a um telefonema. Ela foi emboscada quando se preparava para embarcar em seu SUV Range Rover, com placa brasileira do município paulista de Santana de Parnaíba.

Laura chegou a ser levada para um hospital, passou por uma cirurgia, mas não resistiu. Conforme o secretário de Segurança Pública de Pedro Juan Caballero, Teófilo Giménez, a suspeita é de que os assassinos sejam brasileiros. O crime aconteceu a 400 metros da linha de fronteira e os atiradores estavam a bordo de uma Toyota Hillux que teria sido furtada no Brasil.

Uma das hipóteses é de que a advogada tenha sido morta a mando de um de seus clientes.




http://batimes.com.ar/news/latin-america/argentine-lawyer-who-represented-alleged-brazilian-narcos-murdered-in-paraguay.phtml (ENGLISH)

https://tn.com.ar/internacional/quien-era-laura-casuso-la-abogada-argentina-que-defendia-capos-brasilenos-narcos-en-paraguay_915608 (ESPANOL)

https://www.cronica.com.ar/mundo/El-perfil-de-la-abogada-ejecutada-por-defender-narcos-20181113-0051.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/policiales/2018/11/13/dios-me-cuida-la-historia-de-la-abogada-argentina-que-defendia-a-uno-de-los-capos-mas-pesados-de-america-latina-y-fue-acribillada-en-paraguay/ (ESPANOL)

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(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook 14/11/18)