French justice rules on June 9 on the release of ETA prisoner Jakes Esnal


French justice rules on June 9 on the release of ETA prisoner Jakes Esnal

Esnal, 70, has spent 32 years in prison and is serving a life sentence for his participation in several attacks in Spain.

Euskaraz irakurri: Epaileak ekainaren 9an jakinaraziko du Jakes Esnal ETAko imprisoned aske utziko duen ala ez

the penal chamber Paris Court of Appeal will rule on the conditional release of the ETA prisoner on 9 June jakes esnalwho is serving a life sentence for his part in several attacks in Spain in the 1980s.

In Thursday’s hearing in which that date was announced, the chamber president raised the possibility of seeking an opinion from the Multidisciplinary Committee on Security Measures (CPMS), an advisory body that has already voted in favor of his conditional release.

Esnal is one of three members of ETA’s ‘Argala’ commando, along with Frederique Haranburu xistor and Jon Parot, who were imprisoned in Ipar Euskal Herria in April 1990 immediately after Henri Parot’s arrest in Seville on the 2nd of the same month.

Since the three are French nationals and France has not extradited its nationals (this has changed with the European orders within the European Union), they were tried in Paris and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Haranburu managed to get parole in November 2020, but not the other two who are still held in the prisons of Lannemezan (Esnal) and Muret (Parot), where they were transferred to be closer to their families.

If the chamber agrees to his release before requesting a fine, the Public Prosecution Service can appeal to the Supreme Court, but only for procedural issues, not for substantive issues.

His release from prison would be subject to a number of conditions, starting during the first two years with an obligation to wear an electronic bracelet and maintain a house arrest. Over the next ten years, he would have a series of movement restrictions and obligations.

As far as the defence is concerned, the Supreme Court also has that option in the event of a rejection and could in any case submit a new request for conditional release.

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Source: EITB


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