Politics 17-08-2020

Juan Carlos I is a refugee in the United Arab Emirates

The Royal House of Spain reported that King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, who is being investigated for alleged corruption, has been a refugee in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since last August 3.

"King Juan Carlos has indicated to the House of His Majesty the King to communicate that on the 3rd of August he has moved to the United Arab Emirates, where he remains today," he announced this Monday.

It must be remembered that Juan Carlos I, is currently being investigated by the authorities of Spain and Switzerland, for allegedly having charged a commission for the tender for the project to build the high-speed rail line between the Saudi cities of Mecca and Medina to the Spanish High Speed (AVE) brand in 2011.

In the midst of the controversy over the origin of the 100 million dollars that Juan Carlos would have secretly received for a contract with Saudi Arabia in an account in Switzerland, the King emeritus decided to leave the Royal House and move to the United Arab Emirates where he has settled temporarily in one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, the Emirates Palace.

According to the ABC newspaper, the Emirates Palace hotel is the jewel in the crown of luxury establishments in the country and around the world.

Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, this hotel features a 1.3 kilometer private natural bay, 394 rooms and suites, two large swimming pools with artificial waterfalls, a water sports center, a kids' club, and tennis and paddle tennis courts.

It is presumed that the Emeritus King would stay in a presidential suite, whose value ranges between 11,000 euros per night.

The scandalous case of corruption of Juan Carlos I is not the only one that is linked to the Spanish crown, since the Nóos case, of the husband of the Infanta Cristina, Iñaki Urdangarin, who was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison for the crimes of embezzlement of public funds, fraud to the Public Administration, influence peddling, is another piece of corruption that stains the crown.

ICS Press / Source: ABC

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