The Government comes out in defense of Irene Montero: "What she is suffering is political violence"

The Minister of Equality of the Generalitat, Tània Verge, has come out of the way of the criticism that her counterpart in the Spanish Government, the minister of the branch, Irene Montero, is receiving for the release of rapists and sexual abusers by virtue of the law of the only yes is yes and he has assured that the harassment he is suffering is "political violence".

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21 November 2022 Monday 07:34
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The Government comes out in defense of Irene Montero: "What she is suffering is political violence"

The Minister of Equality of the Generalitat, Tània Verge, has come out of the way of the criticism that her counterpart in the Spanish Government, the minister of the branch, Irene Montero, is receiving for the release of rapists and sexual abusers by virtue of the law of the only yes is yes and he has assured that the harassment he is suffering is "political violence".

"I would like to say explicitly that what Minister Irene Montero and the Ministry of Equality are suffering is political violence", the minister interviewed on the Cafè d'Idees program on La 2 has sentenced before attributing the "harassment" that was She makes it "in a personal way as if she were the one who has written the law in her own handwriting" to "the counterreaction to feminism that the Equality structures suffer in different places."

Verge has avoided pointing out to the judges who have reduced sentences as "sexist", as Montero did, but has indicated that the interpretation that some judges are making of the law "does not take into account all the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor's Office from when these modifications of the laws take place". In this sense, the head of Equality has indicated that there should not be "automatisms in the reduction of sentences" and that "the circumstances of each case should be taken into account."

With these words, the Minister has gone much further than the Second Vice President of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, whose lukewarmness when it came to defending her partner in the Council of Ministers was harshly recriminated - she branded her "miserable" - for the former leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias.

Although the minister has evaded holding judges directly responsible, she has insisted that "it is evident" that there is a problem of interpretation of the norm "when we see that in some courts the sentence has been lowered and in others not". In this sense, she has opted for "mandatory" training for judges, prosecutors and ex officio shifts from a gender perspective.

Questioned about the role of judges in this crisis, Verge recalled that "historically" there have been sentences that "revictimized" women to the extent that it was highlighted how the woman was dressed, what time she returned home or even if he had closed his legs well. For this reason, the councilor has reiterated that "not basing sentences on stereotypes" is the obligation of judges and, in her opinion, "that happens through training", after regretting that the Generalitat, which is working on it, does not have ability to compel this formation.

In another order of things, Verge has ensured that his Department has attended to women affected by the conduct of the Junts deputy in the Parliament Francesc de Dalmases to whom the Parliament has issued a public reprimand and has imposed a fine of 600 euros for intimidate the deputy director of the FAQS program: "Yes, we have," replied the minister, who has demanded that public officials must have exemplary conduct and not apply the protocols only in actions that do not constitute a crime and has urged political parties to apply the appropriate measures to guarantee them.

The Minister of Igualtat has also referred to the celebration of the World Cup in Qatar and has claimed to be self-critical while regretting that well-known Catalans such as Guardiola or Xavi have defended it: "They are not coherent in defending values ​​that should be universal like human rights", he blurted out.

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