Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Outlawing Democracy

In a political move that would remind people of authoritarian regimes led by infamous tyrants like Hitler, Suharto, Batista or Mussolini, Spain has started the process to outlaw two more Basque parties.

Here you have the note appeared at Earth Times:

Process to outlaw two Basque parties moves on in Spain

Posted : Tue, 29 Jan 2008 09:50:05 GMT
Author : DPA

Madrid - Spanish state prosecutors on Tuesday filed a request at the Supreme Court for a ban on a Basque political party on the grounds that it had links with the militant separatist group ETA. The prosecutors requested the court to suspend the activities of the Communist Party of Basque Lands (EHAK-PCTV) and to bar it from contesting the Spanish parliamentary elections on March 9.

The request was one among several steps planned by judicial parties to seek a ban on the EHAK-PCTV and a related party, the Basque Nationalist Action (ANV) as successors of Batasuna, which was outlawed in 2003 as the political wing of ETA.

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's government on Friday authorized the state judicial service to launch measures against the two parties.

The EHAK-PCTV has nine legislators in the Basque regional parliament.

The ANV is represented on the municipal level, with more than 400 councillors in the Basque region and neighbouring Navarre.

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