The Council of Ministers has agreed to request the Government of Brazil, chaired by the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, the extradition of Carlos García Juliá, a former Fuerza Nueva militant and one of the authors of the murder in 1977 of five labor lawyers on Atocha Street from Madrid.
García Juliá participated with three other people, on the night of January 24, 1977, in the most emblematic far-right attack of the Transition, when five CCOO and PCE militants were killed and four others were injured in their law firm of Atocha.
Carlos García Juliá was sentenced in 1980 by the National Court to 193 years in prison for the crimes of murder and illegal possession of weapons. After serving 14 years in prison, in 1994 he took advantage of a conditional freedom to flee to Paraguay.
After a long journey through South America, which included an arrest in Bolivia for drug trafficking and financing of paramilitary groups and several stages in Chile and Argentina, García Juliá was arrested on December 6 in the city of Sao Paulo. After hearing the news, the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, celebrated his arrest and wrote in his Twitter account that “fascism wanted to put Democracy on its knees, but Democracy and Justice always beat their enemies”.