Tuesday, July 10, 2012

European Court rules against the excessive punishment against Basque prisoners

The European Court of Human Rights ha ruled that the Parot Doctrine, which extends punishment against Basque prisoners almost indefinitely, is not acceptable under the European Convention of Human Rights. In the case of Navarrese prisoner Inés del Río (pictured), the high court has ruled that Spain owes her €30,000 in damages and must set her free as soon as possible. 

The Parot Doctrine[es] was established in 2006 by the Spanish Supreme Court and then, with lesser changes, by the Constitutional Court allowing for penalty reductions to be effectively ignored. The name comes from ETA militant Unai Parot who was the first to suffer such almost indefinite expansion of the prison penalty.

Source: Ateak Ireki[es].

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