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Here is a newer one (though still preceding the June 2008 article). What is it oneabout? I couldn't make much sense of it with Google translate:

Sala Segunda. Sentencia 27/2008, de 11 de
febrero de 2008. Recurso de amparo 137-2006.
Promovido por don Taysir Alony Kate frente a
los Autos de la Sala de lo Penal de la Audiencia
Nacional que acordaron prorrogar su prisión
provisional hasta la mitad de la pena impuesta
por delito de colaboración con banda armada
(STC 152/2007).
Vulneración del derecho a la libertad personal:
prisión provisional mantenida con prórroga insuficientemente
motivada, mientras pendía recurso
contra la condena de instancia (STC 22/2004).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 4th, 2009 at 05:23:14 AM EST
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This is about the second redress appeal above, and in this case the Constitutional Court rules that 1) Alouni's right to freedom was indeed violated; 2) the preventative prison decrees from October and November 2005 are overturned.

However, the Constitutional Count says it is up to the lower court to decide whether this means Alouni should be freed - and the actual conviction or its confirmation by the Supreme Court are not overturned so that persumably won't be the case.

So the damage Alouni is now ruled to have suffered is to have been imprisoned preventatively pending appeal of his first conviction by the National Court. The actual problem here is the slowness of the justice system. I wonder whether Alouni can now seek compensation...

This is not two rulings by the same court on the same case, but 1) an earlier procedural decision (Auto) that, given that the conviction was now upheld, Alouni couldn't be freed; a final sentence ruling on the substance of the appeal (Sentencia) which refers to the previous Auto in section I.5.

What should be interesting in this case are the "legal grounds" (fundamentos jurídicos) of the sentence, which become jurisprudence for future cases.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 4th, 2009 at 06:04:47 AM EST
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