Judge faces year suspension over ETA mistake

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2 September 2004, MADRID - A judge faces being suspended for a year for making a mistake in a case involving an ETA suspect, the disciplinary commission of the General Judiciary Council said Thursday.

2 September 2004

MADRID - A judge faces being suspended for a year for making a mistake in a case involving an ETA suspect, the disciplinary commission of the General Judiciary Council said Thursday.

Guillermo Ruiz Polanco, a high court judge, will face the punishment if the proposal by the disciplinary commission is accepted next week.

Ruiz Polanco has been suspended since last March for six months.

He delayed delivering summaries in the case of a suspected ETA terrorist and which led to the release of the suspect.

The judge was accused of two serious errors resulting from the freeing of ETA suspect Ibai Ayensa.
 
If the judge is suspended for more than six months he will lose his job in Spain's Audiencia Nacional, or high court.

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Subject: Spanish news

 

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