Quotes about Arnaldo Otegi and the Basque Peace Process
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”
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.
We sincerely hope that all those involved in the Basque peace process will find encouragement in our humble experience that even long-standing and seemingly insurmountable differences can be solved through negotiation.
Cape Town 1999-02-15