Basque Lives Matter
- Monday, 16 May 2016 17:00
Tomorrow, May 17th, 2016, a new political trial against Basque citizens will begin in the Spanish National Court. In this case, it deals with 9 people who were arrested on 14 September 2010 accused of forming the national leadership of EKIN and for which they are asking long sentences that range between 9 and 15 years in prison, despite that there doesn’t exist in the entire summary acts of a violent nature, nor crimes related to damage of goods and people.
Basque Peace Process has translated the content of the dosier the accussed have prepared to explain their case, it is a long dosier covering their arrest, their incommunicado detention, the tortures they suffered. you can go to each part clicking on the links below, but it can be sumarised as follows:
Basque lives matter!: A simple shout: the lives of Basque citizens are important: they are important to us, they are important Erika, Joxe, Roxika, Sandra, Ugaitz, Eneko, Urko, Anaiz and Egoitz. It is time to say ENOUGH, and that we want to live in peace, in a country that fully believes fully in their rights (as much human as well as politicals and civilizes.) In which the scourge of torture is completely eradicated and forms a part of the past; of a past to recognize and repair, so that it is never repeated.
THE CITIZENS PROCESSED IN THE 8/2013 SUMMARY
THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THE ARRESTS TOOK PLACE
THE MANNER IN WHICH THE ARRESTS TOOK PLACE
THE FIVE DAYS HELD INCOMUNICADO AND THE GRAVE COMPLAINTS OF TORTURE
TORTURE IN THE SPANISH STATE IN THE PAST DECADES: THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS AND FEW INVESTIGATIONS
ABOUT THE VERACITY OF THE TESTIMONY OF TORTURE PUT FORTH IN THE DOSSIER: THE APPLICATION OF THE ESTAMBUL PROTOCOL
THE PERIOD OF PREVENTIVE PRISON, DISPERSION AND THE F.I.E.S. REGIME
THE SOLICITATION OF PUNISHMENT AND THE COMING ORAL TRIAL: TORTURE AS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT TO SUSTAIN THE ACCUSATIONS
NO MORE POLITICAL TRIALS