Politicians from the PP, IU, Andalusians and Catalan nationalists have joined the request for pardon for the former Andalusian socialist president Jose Antonio Grinansentenced to six years in prison for the ERE case, a request that has the support of more than 4,000 signatures from the political, union, business, cultural and sports worlds.
In addition to historic socialists who support pardon, such as Felipe González, Alfonso Guerra and José Luis Rodríguez Zapateroask for the measure of grace that the Government must decide the Francoist leader and former minister Rodolfo Martin Villathe former deputy of the PP Eugenio Nasarre, the historical leader of the Andalusian PP Juan Ojeda, the former popular deputy Beatriz Gutiérrez Salmones or the parliamentarian Juan Manuel Gómez Angulo.
According to a list of signatories to which the Efe Agency has had access, from the sports world they have signed the former soccer coach Vicente del Bosque and the skier María José Riendaand in the cultural sphere, they have done so, among others, Miguel Ríos, José Luis Garci, Manuel Vicent, Luis García Montero, Javier Cercas, Juan Tallón and Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón.
Together with the former Andalusian socialist president susana diazthe Catalan nationalist leaders have signed the petition for pardon Josep Antoni Durán Lleida, Ignasi Guardans and Miquel Roca Junyent, and Andalusians such as Alejandro Rojas Marcos and José Núñez Castain.
It has also been signed by IU politicians such as Antonio Maíllo and Diego Valderas and General José Julio Rodríguez Fernández (Can); and international politics have done Josep Borrell, Javier Solana, Pedro Solbes, Joaquin AlmuniaEnrique Barón, Gustavo Suárez Pertierra, Emilio Casinello, Emilio Menéndez del Valle and Luis Yañez.
Of the unions, economy and business, they have adhered Antonio Gutiérrez, José María Fidalgo, Ignacio Fernández Toxo, Héctor Maravall, and Cándido MéndezEnrique Lillo, Julián Ariza, Óscar Fanjul, Raymond Torres, Francisco Martínez Consentino, Natalia Fabra and Julio La cuerda.
From the journalistic field, they support the measure of grace requested by Griñán’s wife and their three children, “expressly for reasons of humanity and equity”, Iñaki Gabilondo, Soledad Gallego or Maruja Torres.
Support in the world of law and the judiciary has come from Antonio Camacho, Juan Luis Ibarra Robles, Eligio Hernández, Javier Gómez Bermúdez, José Antonio Martín PallínMariano Fernández Bermejo, Javier Moscoso del Prado, Juan Alberto Belloch, María Antonia Lozano, Pilar Sepúlveda, Manuel Carlos Palomeque, Jesús Cruz Villalón and Ángeles Amador.
Politicians Jose Bono, Jose María Barreda, Rafael Escuredo, José Montilla, Marcelino Iglesias, Joan Lerma, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, Joaquín Leguina, Juan José Laborda, Javier Rojo, Francisca SauquilloFrancisco Fernández Marugán or Leire Pajín also support the pardon, a request that other charges convicted in the ERE will imitate.
Among the university rectors and professors who have joined include Josefina Gómez de Mendoza, Miguel Florencio, Juan Manuel Suárez Japan, Antonio Ramírez de Arellano, Adelaida de la Calle, Luis Parras, Pedro Molina, Antonio Martinón Cejas and Amelia Valcárcel.
In a ruling known this week, with three votes in favor and two against, the Supreme Court sentenced nine former Andalusian government officials to prison for applying between 2000 and 2009 a system of granting social and labor aid knowing the “lack of control” ” and the “very serious illegalities” that were being committed, despite which they did nothing to prevent it.