The parliamentary spokesman of the PNV, Aitor Esteban, said today that the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which endorsed Spain for not counting the years of prison completed in France by three ETA members is "valid", but believes that it would be "more correct" the opposite interpretation.
Speaking at the Congress before the Board of Spokespersons, he reported that, in any case, his party has presented a proposal not law to make a "favorable interpretation" of the accumulation of sentences and that can be discounted the past years in prison in France.
Esteban explained that he has not yet read the judgment of the Strasbourg Court, but by the information he has what he does is "a valid interpretation as could have been the opposite" and has pointed out that his party believes "that the opposite interpretation was more correct. "
The European Court today endorsed Spain for not counting the years of prison completed in France by three ETA members and thus delay their release.
The key to the ruling is that, according to the court, Spain did not violate articles 7 (No penalty without law) and 5.1 (Right to freedom and security) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The ruling states that "the present case is clearly differentiated from (the case) Del Rio Prada" -that called the so-called "Parot doctrine" in Strasbourg.