NEW TRIAL AGAINST JUANRA
The Netherlands wants to get its own punishment in...
On October 23 there will be a new legal hearing against Juanra.
Juanra is an activist from Catalonia who is a refugee in Amsterdam.
The Spanish authorities are asking for his extradition because of
suspected ties with ETA, on the basis of "evidence" clearly
shown to be false.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has requested the termination
of Juanra's freedom on bail and is demanding his immediate detention.
Detention until the verdict on the higher appeal is handed down
and the Dutch justice minister has taken a decision about his extradition.
Juanra is a political refugee in a country Thousands of kilometers
from his own home, from his family, and from the political movements
that he is a part of. He has received a verdict which says that
he can be extradited to a state where political prisoners are tortured,
and to a fate of years and years to come in the prisons of the Spanish
We think that the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as the mouthpiece
of the Dutch state, is clearly displaying its intention to deal
out its own punishment to Juanra on top of the punishments in Spain
that are already hanging over Juanra's head.
To us, of course, this is unnecessary, inhumane, and by any account
unacceptable, and we will make every effort to prevent this.
Thus, we are calling on everyone to come to the Amsterdam courthouse
on Prinsengracht 436 on Wednesday, October 23 at 8.30 to show Juanra
your solidarity and to express your disgust at this politically-motivated
HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE!!!