Monday, 16 January 2017
Red Salute from Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr to the Struggle for Basque Prisoners Rights
70,000 protested in Bilbao in Basque Country and 10,00 in Bayonne in France for Basque Prisoners Rights
The Spanish and French governments applied the policy of dispersal against the Basque political prisoners. Since then and according to the information given by “Sare” the family members and friends that visit the these prisoners travel 352.329 km every week, as much as turning around the earth 8.8 times weekly.
The policy of dispersal has an average cost of 12.257 Euros per family a year and 16 people have died in traffic accidents while going to visit their dear ones. Like in the last years there has been a massive demonstration in Bilbao in order to demand the respect towards the rights of the Basque political prisoners and the end of the policy of dispersal.
Currently there are around 460 Basque political prisoners in 73 jails in France and Spain. Within this collective there are members of ETA, pro-independence politicians, trade union members, members of the youth movement, journalists... even though the Spanish government catalogues the whole of them as “everything is ETA”.
Red Salute to our brothers and sisters in the Basque Country and Solidarity from Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr and the Welsh Socialist Republican Congress and best wishes to Basque People's Struggle for Land and Liberty in 2017.
Posted by nickglais at 08:03