The Ertzaintza Agents are going to treat Batasuna as a mere "security" threat not a "terrorist threat.
The agents from Ertzaintza, the Autonomous police from Basque country, have received and order from their director, Jon Uriarte, to treat from now on, the illegalised Batasuna as a mere question of security.
According to this new order, the demonstrations from Batasuna will only lead to a report due to administrative sanction, in fulfillment of the Citizen's Security Act. As a result, these acts will continue to be taking place if they do not threat the physic integrity of the people or of the goods, reports Europa Press.
The line underlined by the National Court Judge, Fernando Grande Marlaska, is broken: he had dictated an order, this Jan, to forbid any of these demonstrations which were considered as criminal acts.
This order was issued as a result of the demonstrations of last June 2nd, which had as slogan "No to political repression, now for the democratic path", and in it, it's explained that it's done in prevision of future communications or to underline how they should be understood.
In the order, it's forbidden to use slogans which refer directly to organizations, institutions or people which belong to them or represent them and pose a threat or intimidation for them. It also won't be allowed to refer to any "terrorist organizations as praise, nor to join the demonstration with signs or texts from organizations declared illegal".
Moraleda, State Secretary of Communications, said yesterday, "The Government should be supported by PP in its negotiation with the terrorists". So Acebes has answered that they are not supporting this negotiation and in the case they won the next elections, they will not be fulfilling whatever the Agreement is. He added PP will use all the resources of the law to defend the State of Law and to forbid them have any negotiation with the terrorists.
But the most worrying news is that looks like an Antiterrorism operation has NOT being thwarted in France thanks to some tips from Spain (HT:Ajopringue) .
The special Antiterrorist Judge, Le Vert, prepared, in cooperation with French police, 48 hours before the strike, an operative directed to the detention and dismanteling of ETA direction. But, when the agents build the operative, no one arrived.
The judge, who had informed the Spanish authorities, knew afterwards that there had been a from Spain, and that ETA chiefs had received a message telling them not to go to the pre-arranged meeting.
The informations […] add that the indignation of Le Vert was so great that the Spanish Interior Secretary, had to maintain a personal conversation to calm her down, something he fulfilled with a lot of difficulties.
The Government has denied the truth of this information. Also, today the Spanish newspaper La Gaceta de los Negocios has reported that the first step in the negotiation Zapatero-ETA will be the transfer from France of the aprox. 500 ETA prisoners held there, to Spanish prisons. Afterwards, the Spanish authorities would adopt with them the same measures they are going to adopt in Spanish prisons. This agreement was nearly closed, but the break-up with PP could have been delayed till the end of this year.
- Zapatero's dialogue with ETA and the "artists" that support him.
- Saturday's demonstration and the "peace" process.
- Photos of the demonstration Sat June th in Madrid.
- More photos of the demonstration Sat June 10th in Madrid.
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