The Ombudsman denounces before the EU that there are judicial channels to solve 379 ETA crimes

The Defender of the People believes that there are still legal ways to clarify the 379 outstanding ETA crimes . And so he presented to

The Ombudsman denounces before the EU that there are judicial channels to solve 379 ETA crimes

The Defender of the People believes that there are still legal ways to clarify the 379 outstanding ETA crimes . And so he presented to the Commission of the European Union traveled to Spain last week to find out why over 40% of the ETA crimes have not yet author.

He denounced the lack of collaboration of the prisoners of ETA in the resolution of these cases, prisoners who have been graceful with approaches to the Basque Country and Grade Progressions. The Ombudsman, Francisco Fernández Marugán delegated the intervention at Andrés Jiménez, director of the Safety and Justice area of the institution, in one of the last decisions of him before he is replaced by Angel Gabilondo.

"The Ombudsman has been, is and will be next to the victims of ETA. We will continue working for them and together with them at the national level, in the European Union and in the international arena, "he sentenced.

"This visit from the Peetting Committee of the European Parliament, so expected, as important to us, is a very qualified expression of the duty that everyone reaches to defend victims in Spain, in the EU as a whole". This institution considers that the rights to the truth and justice of the victims of ETA "are not completely satisfied, because there are more than 300 unsolved murders." The European visit occurred at the request of dignity and justice, a victim association chaired by Daniel Porter.

The Ombudsman defends that an action plan be established in the international arena "for a better knowledge of the damage caused by terrorism and strengthening the personal and material media that are dedicated to the resolution of unresolved crimes through a plan specific". "We congratulate ourselves especially that the European Parliament wants to commit to the need to give satisfaction to the families of all those victims," he added in his intervention.

He denounced that " 69% of the victims or threatened in the Basque Country suffered social isolation , 68% suffered monitoring and surveillance by people from the nearby community to the terrorist environment , 74 % received threats , 79% suffered scorn, humiliation and rejection and 90 % felt stigmatized . " Exposed the EU delegation that 76 % of murders carried out by ETA during the transition years ( 1978-81 ) and 82% during the years of democratic consolidation ( 1982-95 ) " they did not generate any social mobilization support for victims '.

"We must not settle for the reality of so many unresolved murders. 'Resolve', says the first meaning of the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, is to solve a problem, a doubt, a difficulty or something that entails them, "he said.

And he pointed two ways. The first court. "The Criminal Law is the framework from which you can do justice. Criminal law, yes, but the whole Criminal Law, with its varied interpretative possibilities. For this reason and with respect for the various doctrinal theories that can legitimately be put forward, it is common sense advocate for those that facilitate prosecution, as would be the case holding that a perpetrator is also the perpetrator of the same for domain organization that exercises leadership or leadership. " He also notes that he, exhausted the options of the Criminal Law "Public Authorities should provide the families all the information available and further work to clarify all unsolved crimes." "Clarifying that is hampered by the lack of cooperation of those convicted of terrorist offenses, even if what they reveal could no longer lead to charges or convictions concrete, because of prescription or other related limits the Criminal and Procedural Law" he concluded.

Updated Date: 08 November 2021, 20:27

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