Friday, August 31, 2012

Iosu Uribetxeberria to get conditional freedom

After all the popular and prisoners' struggle, this at least has been achieved. It's not much but at least it is something.

In what is no doubt a political rather than judicial decision (Spanish judges are anything but independent in most cases), the judge admitted that Basque prisoner and fighter Josu Uribetxeberria would be given conditional freedom, so he can at least spend his last days with his family at home. 

Source[eu]: Bilboko Branka.

Some three dozen other severely ill prisoners remain in jail, usually in very bad conditions. Together with many other Basque political prisoners, they are are being applied the Parot Doctrine, recently declared illegal by the European Court of Human Rights but appealed by Spain, by which no prison benefits are applied to them. 

Meanwhile Spanish nationalist terrorists like colonel Galindo, culprit of many murders and tortures, enjoy their freedom after being in prison for a few months. They even get medals for their criminal services...

Among Basque political prisoners, some are ETA members like Uribetxeberria but many others are just politicians or people who dared to make use of their supposed freedom of speech, all of which should be considered prisoners of conscience.

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