He Ministry of Interior has ordered this Wednesday the transfer of the jail of Castellón II to that of Logroño of the ETA prisoner Jagoba Codó Callejo, who is serving a 22-year sentence for the deposit of weapons and belonging to an armed gang, which he resigned in writing a year and a half ago.
According to the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions, the Treatment Board of Castellón II Prison proposed in September this transfer to another prison closer to his family.
Jagoba Codo, 54, was imprisoned on April 30, 2001 and is serving a sentence of 22 years and two days for belonging to an armed gang and weapons depot, which will be extinguished in May 2021.
It is the third approach of ETA prisoners to prisons closer to the Basque Country after in September Interior ordered the transfer to Zuera prison (Zaragoza) of Kepa Arronategui Azurmendi, one of those convicted of trying to kill King Juan Carlos, and Logroño by Marta Igarriz Iceta, member of the Donosti commando.
According to the association of relatives of prisoners ETA Etxerat, Jagoba Codo is one of the inmates of the band "seriously ill" to which in 2012 he was diagnosed with a degenerative disease, as detailed by this group on its website.
Codo served three quarters of the sentence in May 2015 and in March 2017 the judge of Penitentiary Surveillance of the National Court, José Luis de Castro, granted him the second prison degree after renouncing the "armed struggle" in a brief .
A document that attached the prisoner to an appeal against the decision of the prison to grant him the second degree, and which was finally granted by the supervisory judge, who understood that although "the inmate's letter is equidistant from the victims to whom neither even mention, beyond the generic formula of "recognition of pain of others," we must assess that he renounces "armed struggle."
In this way, the writ of admission of the appeal and progression of degree collected part of that writing: "we all have the right and duty to remember, honor and mourn their own, no one is alien to pain, neither to the patient nor to the caused and criminally I am paying "and ends by renouncing" the use of armed struggle ".
On this transfer has already pronounced the Association of Victims of Terrorism (AVT) that in a statement has warned of the way in which the ETA got the second degree.
After being informed by Interior of this new approach, the AVT has requested that it be required to repudiate the terrorist activity and collaborate with the Justice and not the "mere signature" of a standard letter that "is not enough to assess a forecast favorable to reintegration or sincere repentance. "