The President of AUME (Asociaciòn Unificada de Militares Españoles) has been released after a 40-day custody for taking part in a public gathering of the trade union for the Military Policy AUGC in January this year. On that occasion AUME organised a historic demonstration on 24 November together with 500 participants to remind the Spanish government to implement the fundamental rights of military personnel.
AUME (Asociaciòn Unificada de Militares Españoles), member of EUROMIL, organised and conducted the historic demonstration together with representatives from the Spanish trade union CCOO, the Spanish trade union for Military Police AUGC and SUP, the Spanish Police Trade Union on Saturday, 24 November 2007, one day before the release of custody of AUME’s President Jorge Bravo Alvarez. He had served a 40-day custody for taking part in a public gathering of the trade union for the Military Police AUGC in January this year.
The act in which some 500 activists took part in was the first demonstration of such kind since Spain became a Constitutional Monarchy in 1978. Further solidarity was demonstrated by attendance and public statement of the President of EUROMIL, Mr Emmanuel Jacob, the Chairman of ANS and Board member of EUROMIL, Mr. Antonio Coelho Lima, unionists groups, a NGO and the sister of the arrested. Representatives form the other Spanish member association of EUROMIL, AMARTE had also joined the solidarity group.
Its intention was to thank the President of AUME for his « sacrifice for putting values and principles to the benefit of this military association » according to Marino Casado, acting as legal advisor for AUME. Furthermore, the demonstration was intended to be a reminder to the ruling socialist party PSOE to fulfil the parliamentary order laid down in the Organic Law 5/2005 to draw up a proposal for a Regulative Law of fundamental rights of military personnel.
For more information please contact Emmanuel Jacob and Gottfried Haellmigk +32 2 626 06 84