Ábalos, on pardoned prisoners: “They do more harm inside the jail than outside”

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José Luis Ábalos.

The Secretary of Organization of the PSOE and Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Jose Luis Ábalos, has once again defended the pardons to those convicted by the Catalan independence process because it considers that they do more in favor of their cause in jail than in freedom.

“We understand that they do more harm in prison and more favor to the independence movement than outside.” “Enormously more”, has remarked the socialist leader, who has argued that with his release from prison “the image of the repressive state, of the victims, that there is no democracy here is over.”

Likewise, “the international campaign is over”, while it is demonstrated and is “clear” that when someone breaches “the rule of law reacts, sentences, condemns and demands that the sentence be served.” “That has been more than demonstrated,” he asserted.

After this, and due to the criticism received by the Government, he has referred to the pardons of the Government of José María Aznar to 15 members of “a terrorist group called Terra Lliure.”

“Do not interpret that, it is an act of magnanimity by those who came to call terrorism the Basque national liberation movement and authorized conversations with them while they were killing,” Ábalos added, in his speech in Mérida at the opening of the II Organization Forum: New Times. New Society. New Challenge ‘.

In this regard, he has criticized the “hypocrisy” of the PP, and of its current leader, Pablo Casado, of whom he said that when asked by Terra Lliure he replied “that now was another time”, to which the minister points out: “Of course , now we are in your moment, kid ”. “You are always in your moment and the rest of us are always in a bad moment,” he added.

Behind the criticism of the pardons, Ábalos considers that in reality “what bothers them” is that a socialist government does it. “It bothers them that we do it, that we govern, that we continue to govern and face problems.”

Faced with this, the easiest thing would have been “to look the other way as towards Don Tancredo, Mr. Rajoy,” he said, but this “is not good for the country, and in the end you pay for it.”

On the other hand, he has referred to his words in which he assured that the cases before the Court of Accounts against former high-ranking officials of the Catalan Government are “stones in the road” in the process of dialogue with the Generalitat.

According to Ábalos, the reaction he has received to these statements is a sign that they want his silence. “Beyond whether I am right or wrong, whether they manipulate me or misrepresent me, I know why it is, because they don’t want to see us talking, they want to see us quiet,” he assured.

And about those who have interpreted that his words are a threat, he has remarked that there is nothing more to see him or Aznar, alluding to his statements about the bishops and businessmen regarding dialogue in Catalonia, “to see who has more fear in the face ”.

Regarding the former president of the Government, who said it was “a day to score,” he asked him “where” he was going to write it down and “for what.” “It is the resentment made flesh, I have not seen more resentment and more hatred than this man,” he said.

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