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Defence claims ex-mayor's human rights violated

File photo of José Manuel Martín Alba.
File photo of José Manuel Martín Alba. / SUR
  • José Manuel Martín Alba is accused of issuing illegal building licences in Alcaucín

The lawyer acting on behalf of former mayor of Alcaucín, José Manuel Martín Alba, who is at the centre of the Arcos case into issuing illegal building licences, claimed in a final report last week that his client had no knowledge of urban planning laws and that the laws at the time of the case were confusing.

His defence also claimed that the ex-mayor's basic human rights had been violated and that some of the crimes he is accused of occurred too long ago for action to be taken.