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Parot Doctrine prisoners released: Inés del Río Prada, ETA terrorist who killed 24 people in Madrid bombing
23 October 2013 @ 02:02

ONE of Basque terrorist cell ETA's most brutal killers is now free and walking the streets thanks to Strasbourg having scrapped the so-called Parot Doctrine, which was used to limit early release for 'good behaviour'.

Inés del Río Prada, who belonged to the bloodthirsty Madrid Commando in the 1980s and which carried out some of the separatists' worst massacres in the capital, was sentenced to an exemplary 3,800 years in jail for 24 murders she was actively involved with after a series of bombings, including a devastating attack on the Plaza República Dominicana in Madrid on July 14, 1986 (pictured below right).

In practice she was only expected to serve 30 years, which would have seen her released in 2008 because of early release 'credits' such as one day off her sentence for two days' work whilst in prison, among other 'good behaviour' measures the custodial system allows.

But by applying the Parot Doctrine retroactively in 2006, her early-release days were deducted from her actual sentence – of 3,800 years – rather than from the jail term she was expected to serve, which would mean she would never be able to accumulate enough 'good behaviour' time to secure a premature exit.


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raff said:
23 October 2013 @ 21:19

Yes indeed, In reality the maximum sentence anyone can serve in Spain is 30 years less remission. Spain has NO life sentence. The toting up of accumulative sentences in terms of the total number of years is simply not part of Spanish law and the attempt to apply this to some cases and not across the board was the reason the European court found in favour of Inés.

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