Quotes about Arnaldo Otegi and the Basque Peace Process
Putting Arnaldo Otegi in prison was stupid, a real craze. A peace process can not operate if the maximum representative of one of the sides is in prison. It judges on a democratic state shouldn't act this way. I think that Spanish judges follow the agenda set up by the PP. A peace process should be separated of the actions of judges. It is unimaginable that a judge in the North of Ireland had put Gerry Adams in jail in the middle of the negotiation.
What the Spanish government is doing to Arnaldo Otegi and his fellow inmates is an ofense to humanity
The immediate release of the Secretary General of SORTU, Arnaldo Otegi, would be an important first step. He has been a key player in the building of the peace process. His imprisonment is for clear political reasons and is an obvious impediment to progress.