VOX’S leader in Denia has reacted to accusations of being a ‘f**king Nazi’ after he refused to stand during a minute’s silence for an expat murdered in her sleep by an ex-partner.
Félix Redondo – whose Vox party in Denia does not hold a council seat – said he felt ‘threatened’ by the public denouncements after he and another member remained seated during an act of remembrance for murdered Russian national Helena, 44, last October.
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The leader of the attacks on Redondo was Basili Salort, ex-mayor of El Verger, and leader of the municipal Compromís party.
Salort tweeted: “F**king Nazi, no one will cry when they come for you.”
It came after Denia held a minute’s silence outside the town hall following the brutal assassination in which Helena’s ex-partner scaled a 2nd floor apartment with a ladder holding a butcher’s knife.
Ramon – who later claimed in court he ‘couldn’t remember the attack’ – asked Helena’s 11-year-old daughter to phone an ambulance before he plunged the knife into her throat while she was sleeping.
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It is customary in Spain to hold a minute’s silence for victims of male violence. Helena was the 1,023rd woman to die at the hands of a current or former male partner since records began in 2003.
The far-right party Vox, however, are opposed to gender violence laws that mete out stricter punishment for men who abuse their female partners than the reverse – despite overwhelming statistics highlighting male predisposition to aggression.
When contacted by Marina Plaza, Salort refused to renounce ‘not even a comma’ of his controversial Tweet.
“I’m just saying that, if one day they go after him, I won’t cry,” he said.