Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spain, Catalonia: state attorney asks 36 years of prison for labor leader who performed a peaceful protest

Laura Gómez, Secretary General of the labor union General Confederation of Labor (CGT), took part in a nonviolent action in the Barcelona stock market (in the context of the General Strike of March) which consisted in burning some fake bank notes in a box. 

For that action she was arrested without trial for 23 days and it has been known now that the state's attorney is asking for nothing less than 36 years of prison!

Laura and other CGT leaders believe that this is part of a plot to criminalize the union and have also expressed their deep concern (video[es])for the fact that the Spanish justice system is essentially one of political magistrates at the service of the regime with absolutely zero independence.

Source: Madriz Rebelde[es].

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