Basques march for political prisoners

A demonstration in favour of human rights and peace, in Bilbao, Basque Country, on January 13.

A huge demonstration of 95,000 people took place in Bilbao in the Basque Country on January 13 in favour of human rights and peace, and to support the rights of Basque political prisoners, Basque Peace Process reported on January 16.

The Basque Country, which is divided between the Spanish and French states, has been the scene of a long struggle for self-determination in the face of Spanish state repression. The demonstrators demanded an end to the policy by which Basque political prisoners are jailed away from the Basque Country, and their families and communities.

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