Bolaños, on the amnesty for terrorism of the ‘procés’: “Do you really think it is comparable to what Spain suffered?”

01/23/2024 The Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Justice, Félix Bolaños, during a press conference after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, on January 23, 2024, in Madrid (Spain). The Government has promoted today, at the proposal of the Ministry of Social Rights, Consumption and Agenda 2030, a new model of wallet cards for families with children in situations of severe poverty, which replaces food baskets, “so that families do not have than going to the hunger lines”. With this new system, the Executive plans to reach, starting next April 2024, some 70,000 families and more than 100,000 people. POLITICS Alejandro Martínez Vélez – Europa Press

The Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Relations with the Courts, Félix Bolaños, when questioned by the press about whether there is any crime of terrorism that does not violate human rights, has asked if the terrorism attributed to the ‘procés’ is comparable. ‘ with which “Spain suffered” for decades. “Let’s be serious. Does anyone really believe that the independence process is comparable to the terrorism that Spain suffered for decades? Does anyone really believe it? What we all understand by terrorism, what Spain suffered during decades of terrorism, that is outside of the amnesty”, he assured. This is how he spoke to the media this Wednesday upon his arrival at the Supreme Court for the inauguration ceremony of Álvaro García Ortiz as Attorney General of the State after being confirmed by the Government to repeat the position he assumed in July 2022. Bolaños has insisted that what they are doing is working to approve a law that aims to “normalize the political, institutional and social situation in Catalonia.” “With this law, a new stage opens in Catalonia, a very deep wound that existed in Catalonia and the rest of Spain is definitively overcome. And therefore what we want is for coexistence in our country to be guaranteed. And that is the purpose and the objective of the amnesty law,” he stressed. The head of Justice has stated this after this Tuesday PSOE, Sumar, ERC, Bildu, PNV, Junts per Catalunya and Podemos agreed to exclude terrorism crimes from the amnesty bill “as long as they manifestly and with intention directly have caused serious human rights violations” such as killing or torturing. This amendment approved by the Congressional Justice Commission would allow amnesty for the 12 members of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR) and the 10 prosecuted for the riots allegedly promoted by ‘Democratic Tsunami’ that have been investigated in the National Court. Specifically, article 2, section d), is modified to specify that terrorist crimes would be excluded from the amnesty “as long as” the intention of the accused was to generate “serious violations of human rights, in particular, provided for in Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and in international humanitarian law”. The two articles of the European Convention to which this amendment refers include the right to life and the prohibition of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment. ACCUSES THE PP OF EXTREMISM Asked about the PP’s statements about the Constitutional Court, Bolaños has disgraced the party for “discrediting” the institutions. “I believe that the Popular Party and Mr. Feijóo are in a spiral of extremism and in a far-right spiral of lies,” he added. On the other hand, when asked if he defended the judge of the National Court Manuel García Castellón in the same way against the statements of Vice President Teresa Ribera about alleged prevarication, the minister reiterated that “the Government’s position is clear.” “I have repeated it on different occasions, I will certainly repeat it again, that the Government, of course, will always be defending the independence, impartiality, and professionalism of the judges and magistrates of our country and that they act without interference of any kind. “, he has settled. PP AND PSOE FIGHT OVER THE VOX TWEET The minister has also spoken, at the request of the press, on the statements in which the Vox MEP Hermann Tertsch has said that “God forbid that his face be shot off ( Bolaños) and Vidal-Quadras”. Bolaños has shown his concern while pointing out that “violent speeches end up generating violence.” In this regard, sources from the PSOE have pointed out that this message reflects the drift that the PP and its leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo have taken. “When government agreements are maintained with figures from this spectrum it is impossible not to end up contaminated by hatred and unreason,” they have pointed out. indicated. In this way, the socialists ask the PP to abandon the agreements with Vox and warn that as long as they “go hand in hand” with Santiago Abascal’s party “many things will be at risk.” “Spain cannot allow these hate speeches, which are not condemned by the country’s main conservative party and the opposition,” they continued. The PP has immediately responded to this accusation, with a message of ridicule. “Regarding the assessment of the PSOE sent to the media saying that the statements of a Vox MEP are a reflection of the drift that Alberto Núñez Feijóo has taken, blaming the president of the PP for what someone from another party says, we want to say the following” . Below they have simply added several emoticons that reflect laughter, without adding any more messages.

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