High Court confirms release of ailing ETA prisoner

Appeal from state prosecutor against decision to release Iosu Uribetxeberria Bolinaga rejected

Supporters of ETA prisoner Iosu Uribetxebarria protest outside the Hospital Donostia on Wednesday. / Javier Etxezarreta (EFE)

The High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the state prosecutor against an earlier decision to release ETA prisoner Iosu Uribetxeberria Bolinaga, who has terminal cancer.

The panel of five judges at the first penal section of the High Court voted four to one in favor of the early release of Bolinaga on humanitarian grounds, before his jail term for the kidnapping of a prison director was up.

The court’s ruling was last night conveyed to the hospital where Bolinaga was being treated. At press time, he was free to leave but the hospital decided it was best that he remained there for further treatment.

The prosecutor appealed the court’s decision based on a forensic report that argued that the worsening in Bolinaga’s condition was temporary. A number of prominent members of the ruling Popular Party oppose his release.

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

Últimas noticias

Ver todo el día

Un largo y tortuoso camino

EE UU avisa de que la normalización con Cuba llevará tiempo. Empresarios escuchan en Nueva York las oportunidades y trabas de negociar con la isla

Aún no sabemos quiénes ni por qué mataron a Jesús

De algunos pasajes de la crucifixión existen, en los cuatro evangelios canónicos, hasta siete versiones diferentes y contradictorias

EE UU incorpora los ciberataques a su programa de sanciones

Obama aprueba un decreto para poder penalizar a piratas informáticos en el extranjero

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50


Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana