175 air traffic controllers denounced for sedition

The Public Prosecutor in Madrid has submitted 175 denuncias in connection with the strike by air traffic controllers in December to the Dean of the Court of First Instance in order for the Court to cite the defendants to testify.

Until now, the air traffic controllers have refused to testify until the Supreme Court ruled on appeals made against the ‘state of alert’.

The controllers believe that the declaration of the state of alert means that the case falls under the jurisdiction of the military.

The controllers are charged with sedition, a crime carrying a prison sentence of 8 to ten years if it is proven that they were the instigators of the action, or 4 to 8 years if they were not the actual instigators of the action.

Meanwhile, investigators are trying to work out how the massive ‘sick call’ was coordinated.

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