Morena Party approves the sanction of protestors with jail, in Tabasco

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Villahermosa, Tabasco. Deputies of Morena approved in the Congress of Tabasco an initiative sent by the State Executive that contemplates sentences of 10 to 20 years in prison to those who carry out demonstrations with marches and blockades on roads or prevent the execution of public or private works, to which measure he qualified the opposition as “Law of the Garrote”.

It was the Public Security, Justice and Civil Protection Commission of the State Congress, with three votes in favor and one against, which endorsed modifying articles 299; 306; 307 and 308, adding article 196 Bis; and of article 308 Bis, of the Criminal Code of Tabasco.

PRI legislator Ingrid Rosas Pantoja, opposed the initiative to consider the high penalties, and accused that it is intended to be used as a pretext “to inhibit the right of citizens to exercise any type of demonstration against the federal, state government, municipal or any other public entity, even if they are peaceful ”.

After expressing her vote against, she argued that they want to criminalize to anyone who dares to claim a right or demand service by creating a Law anti-marches.

She added that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “is surely unaware of this democratic outrage that he wants to do, because he would not allow it, since he always claimed the right to express himself freely.”

The initiative also contemplates those who are public servants and commit these crimes, that of demonstrating, would be blacklisted for five to 10 years.

According to the deputies of Morena who approved the initiative that will be sent to the plenary next Monday: “What we are trying here is to place an order, where things that are fair are done, and penalties are being increased from 10 to 20 years to people who are committing crimes, if they are public servants, are also blacklisted for five to 10 years. ”

The Law would apply to those who obstruct communication channels because many times they are going to carry out public works, and then they try to cover communication channels since practically harming third parties who have nothing to do, they added.

Source: la jornada

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