1 June 2018

The National High Court sentences the youngsters from Altsasu to between two and thirteen years in prison


They are sentenced for the crime of causing injury, public disturbances and threats aggravating the situation with abusive language of superiority and hatred given that these attacks ‘were committed for ideological reasons and animosity towards the Civil Guard.’ The court therefore rejects convicting them for a crime of terrorism as requested by the Prosecutor’s Office. Four days later, the Civil Guard arrests four of the eight convicts who were on provisional bail and the National High Court orders their preventive detention due a perceived risk of escape. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is appealing the sentence before the Appeals Chamber of the same court to re-apply for the conviction for terrorism. The convicted parties are also appealing the sentence.

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