The student from Huesca who stole the Spanish flag from the Defense sub-delegation in the Huesca capital can be sentenced to up to four years in prison by the military court who has been notified of what happened. The 21-year-old was arrested on Monday by the National Police for the theft of the banner placed in the courtyard of the ministerial headquarters, which he accessed at dawn on October 25 after jumping the fence.
The Defense sub-delegation has reiterated the “seriousness of these events”, which they have been denounced before the Territorial Military Defense Court No. 32 of Zaragoza with the intention that “they will not happen again”. As reported, the offender has been able to commit an alleged crime, according to the Military Penal Codewhich in its article 29 states that “Whoever enters or remains in a military center, dependency or establishment against the express or tacit will of his boss, or violates the security measures established for the protection of those, will be punished with the penalty from three months and one day to four years in prison”.
Sources from the Subdelegation have pointed out that this article, which establishes the penalties with which permanence in a military center or establishment against the will of the chief, or the violation of security measures, is punished, It does not only affect military personnel but also affects civilians.
After his arrest, the National Police transferred the proceedings to the corresponding Court of Instruction for a crime of robbery with force in things, punished in its basic type with between 1 and 3 years in prison. The agents they located the stolen flag in perfect condition and they returned it to the ministerial headquarters this Tuesday.
This Wednesday, the sub-delegate for Defense in Huesca, Colonel Rafael Matilla, thanked the “collaboration and effectiveness of the National Police Corps in arresting the offender and recovering the national banner.” The soldier recalled that in the early hours of Thursday to Friday a 21-year-old student in Huesca, “scaled the perimeter fence that surrounds the building, invading a military compound, violating its security measures to steal the Spanish flag“.