Wednesday, January 25, 2012

France approves law to bring Basque prisoners back home

Demos for prisoner repatriation every last Friday of each month
Finally a light at the end of the tunnel, even if most tenuous: the National Assembly of the French Republic adopted yesterday a law that encourages the return of Basque prisoner to the Basque Country or nearby prisons.

The proposal, promoted by Conservative French-Nationalist (UMP) deputy Sauveur Gandolfi-Scheit (elected by Corsica), was approved by near unanimity, with only the Left Front abstaining (presumably because they consider it short). 

In the debate, the Mayor of Baiona (Bayonne) Jean Grenet (UMP) defended the law because it may help the "ongoing transition". He also argued that France should stop using the Euro-order fast extradition procedures specially against those victim of political persecution like Aurore Martin, whose attempt of arrest months ago was stopped by popular resistance in what Grenet described as not really glorious circumstances.

Source: Ateak Ireki[es].

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