• "Justice is the only balm that can ease the pain of the victims and that of a country that has suffered so much and for so long"
• Calls on the PSOE-A to "reflect without partisan prejudices and they will come to the conclusion that reviewable permanent prison is fair and necessary"
• "ETA is defeated but the damage they have caused to the victims is irreparable and we have to be with them keeping their dignity and memory alive"
The president of the Andalusian PP, Juanma Moreno, affirmed today in Malaga "the same social clamor that for many years went out to shout 'enough is enough' against ETA is the one that now demands that the reviewable permanent prison not be repealed."
Moreno, who participated in an act to defend the maintenance of this measure, together with the Minister of Justice, Rafael Catalá, and relatives of victims of violence, assured that "we will never renounce justice, because justice is the only balm that can ease the pain of the victims and that of a country that has suffered for too long.”
He pointed out that the reviewable permanent prison is a commitment of the PP because "it does justice, that restorative justice that society needs and demands." He added that "it is not about a life sentence but about protecting ourselves from exceptionally dangerous criminals and I do not want murderers of that ilk to be on the street because if they are not able to reintegrate they have to be in jail."
He reproached other political formations for talking about "legislating on the fly" and assured that "we must always legislate with common sense and coherence, and there is no spirit of revenge but rather to make a fairer society." In this sense, he called on the Andalusian PSOE to "reflect without partisan prejudices and come to the conclusion that reviewable permanent prison is timely, fair and necessary in Spain."
Juanma Moreno also referred to the statement from the terrorist group ETA and assured that "ETA is defeated and the terrorists know it, they know that there is no other way out than the end of the band and that is why they have been taking steps towards that announced end for some time." She affirmed that "every step taken by ETA towards its final disappearance is a small triumph for the democrats and for this we feel a small satisfaction".
However, he warned that "the damage that the ETA assassins have caused to the victims is irreparable, they will never be able to return José María Martín Carpena, Alberto and Ascen, the prosecutor Portero or Dr. Cariñanos."
"We have to be with the victims, helping to keep alive the dignity and memory of so many Spaniards who gave their lives and blood to defend freedom and democracy in our nation," he concluded.