Madrid, 18th December, 2003
Post-Polio Syndrome and Polio Affected Association - Spain, has filed a criminal complaint before the Criminal Tribunal of the Plaza de Castilla in Madrid regarding felony for intentional injury that brings about a serious illness and/or any other illness that may appear througout the investigation.
The Spanish Administration (the Ministry of Health, among others), although knew about the existence of the Post-Polio Syndrome, kept silence about its existance, voluntarily, fully aware of the irreparable fisical and psychological damages, which would be caused to all Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome patients.
Its conduct was to deliberatly omit to divulge the existance of the Post-Polio Syndrome, councioussly allowing that all the people suffering it, people who are suffering it now and peopole who will suffer it in the future, suffered from terrible injuries.
The criminal complaint was admitted by the Court of Instruction, being appreciated indications of crime. After a lengthy process, in April of 2008, the Provincial Court of Madrid, It agreed the provisional dismissal and file of the present causes, mentioning the important historical information content of the complaint.