Spain's Director of Public Prosecutions, José Manuel Maza, has died aged 66 in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, confirmed in a tweet.

"The Director of Public Prosecutions, José Manuel Maza Martin, has died. My recognition and thanks for a life of work in the service of the state. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in Peace. MR."

"Rest in Peace José Manuel Maza. An extraordinary jurist and public servant. Justice and the law lose one of their most notable professionals. RC", wrote Justice Minister Rafael Catalá.

Mr. Maza had been attending a congress of Ibero-American public prosecutors in the Argentine capital.

Earlier on Saturday, Spanish media reported he had been hospitalised with a kidney infection and, although...

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