Message from Iosu Uribetxeberria to Basque society
- Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:57
I am fighting for my health, this is my fight, and I am only asking for dignity. In the last few days I know that there have been many initiatives in support of my release and I want to send out a lot of encouragement and my whole-hearted thanks. All of the mobilizations and initiatives are giving me a lot of strength. However, I want to make a very clear request to everyone, whatever happens to me, I ask that no one does anything crazy anywhere. I see the situation to be very good and also the process that has opened in the Basque Country and I very much value the steps taken in the latest months. I am optimistic with regards to the political situation in the Basque Country, we are doing it very well, and we are going very well. Cheer up! Many thanks and a big hug to everyone! Aurrera Bolie!
Basque citizens and over 450 prisoners start hunger strikes and protests in solidarity with Iosu Uribetxeberria
- Thursday, 16 August 2012 15:28
Members of Herrira (asociation for rights of political prisoners) and over 450 prisoners in Spanish and French different jails have started hunger strikes and protests in solidarity with Iosu Uribetxeberria.
Iosu Uribetxeberria suffers cancer and undertook a hunger strike on the 8th August to denounce the treatment he is suffering and request decent conditions and his conditional release under article 92, he has also denounced that the Government keeps in prison other 14 prisoners with serious illnesses. Spanish Penal Law allows the conditional release of prisoners suffering incurable diseases on its Article 92.
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Consequences of the Penitentiary Policy: “Three Cases that Sum up Penitentiary Cruelty”
- Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:04
Original article by Ramon Sola in Gara newspaper
Iosu Uribetxeberria hospitalized in a terminal state, on hunger strike and being harassed; Mikel Egibar, unable to hug his wife and two kids seriously injured in two hospitals; Iñigo Erro, also ill and with the “Parot Doctrine” applied to him and on Friday sent to Almeria without even waiting for his mother to die. Three cases in one week, three vertices of a triangle of extreme and gratuitous cruelty.
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