A judge who a few days ago quickly paralyzed the distribution of a stamp commemorating the centenary of Spain’s Communist Party has recently lifted those precautions and given the green light for its release. The same magistrate who a few days ago granted the precautionary measures requested by the Christian lawyers, now supports the post office’s arguments and allows the stamp to be distributed.
The case was submitted to the court by Christian lawyers. They condemned that this stamp celebrating the birth of the PCE violated, on the one hand, the post’s political neutrality at the gate of an election year, when members of the party were part of the government. He also condemned the Communist Party’s involvement in the Paracuelo massacre and criticized the celebration of the birth of a legalized party in Spain after the end of the Franco dictatorship.
At first, the judge decided to rush these arguments without hearing the arguments of the parties and without realizing that he was dealing with a “factual way”. He paralyzed the issue of stamps because to allow it would be to misunderstand the appeal of Christian lawyers, he argued.
It has now looked into Correos’s allegations and made a contrary decision, effectively giving the green light to Correos’ scheduled release of the stamp last Monday, November 14.
The state attorney explained to the magistrate that the creation of this stamp stems from a request made by the PCE itself to the State Philatelic Commission in October 2020 “to celebrate the centenary of the Communist Party of Spain” and that “it could not have attended the 2021 calendar because it is already closed. Order It was soon done. Therefore, the judge now concludes that this route does not actually exist, because the post office only distributes and sells them. All decisions were made “to be decided by a competent authority, after following a legally prescribed procedure” and no one challenged any of the decisions of the process.
Source: El Diario