22 January 2007
SPANISH STATE ATTACKS BASQUE YOUTH ONCE AGAIN
Last Friday the Spanish Supreme Court launched his defenitive sentence against the Basque Youth Movement. The court brands it as "terrorist", asks for the arrest of 23 young people and charges them with 6 years on prison each. Four of them have been already arrested and put in jail.
Many Basque political parties, trade unions and social movements criticized the sentence and said it's purely political and attacks directly the process to resolve the conflict.
The protests rapidly spread all around the country and met brutal police response. Dozens have been badly injured and arrested.
On a press conference held at Gasteiz's main square by 100 youth under police surveillance they said that this attack won't stop their fight for independence and socialism.