The wife of the former president of the Andalusian Government Jose Antonio GrinanMaría Teresa Caravaca, and her children, Manuel, Ana and Miguel Griñán Caravaca, have presented this Thursday, September 1, before the Ministry of Justice the request for partial pardon for the former socialist leader, sentenced to six years in prison for prevarication and embezzlement in the so-called ‘ERE case’.
Is about a “family-only” request and based on the “exceptional personal circumstances” of Griñán, “a 76-year-old citizen with an impeccable life trajectory characterized by its fight for freedom and democracy, equality, the welfare state” and by “deep respect for the institutions of the State”, including the courts of justice.
The Supreme Court has released this summer the ruling of the sentence by which the former Andalusian president is sentenced to six years in prison for a crime of embezzlement in the ERE case, although the content of that sentence is not yet known nor that of the two particular votes of the magistrates Ana Ferrer and Susana Polo who disagreed with that resolution.
Griñán’s wife and children have argued that this request for pardon is based “expressly on reasons of humanity and equity”, and maintain that, “from the total respect for the institutions”, there are “arguments for its granting”.
The family also emphasizes that Griñán has always maintained “a prudent silence” regarding the courts “in contrast to the exacerbated media exposure suffered in recent years”.