Quotes about Arnaldo Otegi and the Basque Peace Process
Arnaldo Otegi and other Abertzale left leaders jailed and prosecuted for political activities must be released. There is no sense in trying to condemn to 10 years jail imprisonment, the political leaders whose work was basically to try to develop a negotiated solution to the conflict.
SACP Secretary for International Relations
I beg Spanish Government to seriously re- consider the demands regarding the treatment and repatriation of prisoners.
When I knew about the 115,000 people who went out into the streets of Bilbao to demand a solution to the problem of the prisoners, simply that they respect human rights, it caused a great emotion on me. How is it possible that a government doesn’t listen to 115,000 people?
Arnaldo Otegi and his comrades are among those who dared to dream and to seek to chart a new peaceful and democratic course to Basque freedom and independence. They should be released”