The Spanish police are investigating whether the shooting of Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former president of the PP in Catalonia and founder of Vox, is linked to his activity as a lawyer defending opponents of the Iranian regime. The clue leading to Tehran is one of the privileged lines of investigation, reports El Mundo, according to which the attack that seriously injured the 78-year-old man was probably politically motivated.
Vidal-Quadras himself and his entourage provided information in this regard. The politician was hit in the jaw by a bullet fired by a man on a black Yamaha motorcycle yesterday, at 1:30 pm, in Madrid. The attacker then left in the same vehicle driven by an accomplice. Dynamics that led investigators to talk about “professionals” and an attack studied in the smallest details. Vidal-Quadras underwent surgery and his life is not in danger. The Gregorio Marañón public hospital in Madrid said the man remained “in a stable condition”.
Agents maintain several lines of investigation open, explains the Spanish newspaper. Having ruled out the possibility of robbery, the men from the Police Homicide Group were supported in the investigation by the Brigata de Informacion, the Intelligence and Security service of the Spanish police. This is a sign that “political motivation is being considered as the main hypothesis”, explains El Mundo.
Source: IL Tempo
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