The partial pardon for the president of the Free Childhood association, María Sevilla, has the approval and agreement of the Ministry of Equality, as happened last November with the one carried out on Juana Rivas. Irene Montero celebrated this Wednesday the pardon granted by the Government to Seville despite not having repented to date of the kidnapping of her son.

“We owed him that partial pardon, and I think it is another victory for feminists,” said the Minister for Equality, who considers that the coalition government formed by the PSOE and United We Can maintains a “debt” with the “protective mothers “, who try to “defend” themselves and their children against “the sexist violence of abusers”.

The pardon to Seville, sentenced to two and a half years in prison and four years of loss of parental authority after having separated her son from the father between 2017 and 2019, is “patrimony of the feminist movement”, has defined the number two of Podemos, which believes that “justice” has been done this Wednesday. These cases are, in the eyes of the head of Equality, the engine to continue deepening public policies “that guarantee that abusers cannot murder their sons and daughters” or “violate” the rights of mothers.

While the Ministry of Equality has “an outstretched hand” with Seville and other mothers, such as Juana Rivas, María Salmerón or Irune Costumero -whom Montero recalled this Wednesday-, the opposition rejects the decision and prepares to demand explanations from Pedro Sánchez and his Council of Ministers after executing what they consider an “ideological pardon”, in the same way that was granted at the end of last year with Rivas.

On behalf of the Popular Party, the Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Interior of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, considered this Wednesday that the coalition government is using the pardon mechanism as a “party instrument” to benefit, in a similar to how he used pardons for the “coup” leaders of the procés to sustain his relationship with his fundamental allies in Congress.

“More than a measure of grace, it is a measure of pure disgrace,” López lamented. In a similar way they have been expressed from the orange rows. Edmundo Bal, parliamentary spokesman for Citizens, has defined the decision adopted by the Executive as “very serious”, and has advanced that his formation will demand explanations from Sánchez on this matter.

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