Subsidies scrapped for ETA prisoner families

6th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

6 April 2005, MADRID-A judicial tribunal in Spain's northern Basque Country scrapped the payment of visitor subsidies to the families of prisoners held in other regions.

6 April 2005

MADRID-A judicial tribunal in Spain's northern Basque Country scrapped the payment of visitor subsidies to the families of prisoners held in other regions.

The Basque government originally set up the subsidies to help relatives visit prisoners dispersed in jails throughout Spain.

However the tribunal found that as they were held in other autonomous regions, visiting conditions should be the same for all inmates.

According to pro-ETA Basque daily Gara, around four-fifths of an estimated 700
Basque prisoners spread across Spain are being held an average of 580 kilometres (350 miles) away from their home region.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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