The Government has advanced the norm to sanction tributes to ETA prisoners

The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, confirmed this Tuesday that his department has advanced the regulations that will regulate sanctions for participants in welcome tributes ETA prisoners who are released and the judges do not consider a crime of glorifying terrorism.

In statements to Radio Nacional de España, the minister has considered this new regulation necessary in the face of “judicial decisions regarding the etorri ngos (welcome tribute) and specific demonstrations when receiving prisoners from the terrorist organization ETA once they have finished their sentence“which they do not consider to constitute an exaltation of terrorism.

“There are acts that denote an absence of sensitivity”

“There are public acts that denote an absence of sensitivity and of democratic values ​​that violate the dignity of the victims “, Grande-Marlaska stressed.

He added that since “within a rule of law, these behaviors are understood to be not likely to constitute a crime of exaltation,” the ministry “is working, and already there is an advanced draft, so that it becomes an administrative infraction with the corresponding sanction “.

Has insisted that this project will see the light as soon as possible since the ministry is working “decisively also with the victims’ associations themselves” and it is one of its “priority objectives”.

Fernando Grande-Marlaska held these demonstrations hours before participating in the inauguration of the Memorial Center for the Victims of Terrorism in Vitoria.


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