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Not 23F, not GAL, not Jesus Gil: only the pardon of Maria of Seville and the trial provoked demonstrations against her.

Date: August 20, 2022 Time: 04:40:46

Near 17000 pardons according to Civio, granted by the Spanish government since 1982 Philip Gonzalez arrive at La Moncloa. During this time, Jose Maria Aznar He was the president who granted the most “pardons” and also the one who decided in principle on the most controversial pardons, such as those of Minister José Barrionuevo and Secretary of State Rafael Vera for the GAL. However, this decision, apart from a political backlash, did not generate any street protests against it.

Just the opposite of what happened with the prisoners of the Process or with the partial pardon of Maria of Seville. Both decisions were taken by the government Pedro Sanchez with protests organized by the opposition and part of the media power through social media campaigns.

Even in the entourage of the then Herri Batasuna, there were no people thrown into the streets against the pardon of the GAL, although there was sharp political criticism about this.

Mobilizations against Irene Montero

Every attack on the pardons of women victims of the consequences of institutional violence by condemning gender-based violence or the abuse of their children by their partners is also inherently a critique of equal opportunity politics. Irene Montero.

In fact, the protest convened on Saturday in front of the ministry against the pardon of Maria of Seville is also a response to tire the government as a whole and Minister Montero especially.

The demonstration, promoted from the Vox environment, is part of a campaign to persecute and overthrow the government since Pedro Sanchez took office. And much more, especially from the beginning coalition government with United We Can.

The most dubious pardons, but without street protests

What he Supreme Court, As with the Proces prisoners, he does not support the government’s pardon decision and is nothing new, as José María Aznar knows very well. The then President pardoned a total of 5,948 people and failed to have the blessing of the High Court on several occasions.

Among these pardons is a government pardon for ten of the twelve convicted of kidnapping. Second sea in 1983 by GAL, whom they mistook for ETA leader Mikel Luhua. But those convicted of this crime also achieved freedom. filescasescandal with illegal financing of PSOE through companies in the late 1980s.

He was also lucky in the era of Aznar Judge Javier Gomez de Lianowho pursued Jesus de Polanco, J.Juan Luis Sebrian and the entire Board of Directors cogecable for the alleged crime of misappropriation, and he was later convicted for this fact for tax evasion. Aznar pardoned him despite the fact that The Supreme Court rejected this measure. grace.

Pardon Zapatero

In its turn, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in the period from 2004 to 2011, 3381 people were pardoned, including a banker Alfredo Saenz, former director of Banco Santander. A measure that also did not receive a positive opinion from the Supreme Court.

Another controversial pardon was granted during Zapatero’s presidency, but as in previous times, even associations Victims of terrorism They took to the streets in protest. It was about forgiveness Jose Antonio de la Hos Urangasentenced to eight years in prison for collaborating with ETA in kidnapping of industrialist Andrés Gutiérrez Blanco. Victim She remained abducted for 47 days at Getcho’s house until her family paid 190 million pesetas.

It is noteworthy that street mobilization, up to the adoption of the Pardon Protocol, took place in previous governments asking for pardon, and not protesting against it. As happened in the case of Barrionuevo and Vera, whose protest was led by Felipe Gonzalez himself.


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