Bildu Arnaldo Otegi's strategy proposes a legal change to release 177 ETA members from prison
Basque Country Otegi: "We have 200 prisoners in jail and if we have to vote on the Budgets to get them out, we will vote for them"
The mobilization in favor of the ETA prisoners called by
has had the support of Basque and Catalan nationalist parties, in addition to a representation of United We Can. The march calls for "consolidating the change in prison policy" that Pedro Sánchez launched in 2018 and which has resulted in 200 approaches by gang members to prisons in
the Basque Country
The demonstration was attended by Oriol Junqueras, Dolors Bassa, Carme Forcadell, Raül Romeva and Josep Rull, convicted of their participation in the
, and with representatives of EH Bildu, PNV, PDeCAT and ERC, partners of Pedro's Government Sanchez. A delegation from United We Can also attended, led by its leader in the Basque Country,
. The Sare platform demands with this type of mobilization the approach of all ETA members to prisons in
and changes in the penitentiary policy that is applied to these prisoners.
Sare considers that a "violation of rights" is being applied to the almost 180 prisoners still behind bars and to their families by keeping them in prisons outside their places of origin and by conditioning their release by rules such as the
which imposes on them serving the majority of the sentence to access the third degree and parole. According to his estimates, there are currently 10 ETA members in third degree when, if the ordinary regime were applied, it could be 70, of which 52 would already be on the street on probation.
In addition, the protesters also claim that 90% of the imprisoned ETA members already enjoy prison permits and criticize the decisions of the National Court that have annulled other of the
when they found that ETA inmates did not meet the requirements legal by using a "standard letter" of repentance, as revealed by
, which does not include a request for forgiveness and there is no collaboration with the Justice to clarify the authorship of the more than 350 unsolved ETA crimes.
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Basque CountryOtegi: "We have 200 prisoners in jail and if to get them out we have to vote on the Budgets, then we vote them"
PoliticsThe PSOE and Podemos applaud the "important step" taken by Otegi, recognizing the "pain" of the victims of ETA
Politics We can and the partners of Pedro Sánchez refuse to support the statement condemning ETA that the PSOE agreed with the PP
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