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Attempt to reactivate the #PorUnaLeyJusta initiative

The Spanish Cycling Federation and the Association of Professional Cyclists have met this Tuesday to reactivate the #PorUnaLeyJusta initiative, which calls for the modification of the Penal Code in a matter of recklessness and escape from the scene of cyclists abuses.

In this meeting were present the president of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC), José Luis López Cerrón; the legal advisor of the RFEC, José Antonio del Valle Herán, the general secretary of the Association of Professional Cyclists - (ACP), Alfonso Triviño, and the lawyer Francisco Parres, lawyer for Anna González, widow of Óscar Bautista, a cyclist who died in 2013 after being hit by a truck driver who fled.

Next meeting with Pedro Sánchez

After discussing the current situation, a meeting is held with the current Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, to review the commitment you acquired with this initiative before taking office, since the parliamentary situation is at a technical standstill and the work of the commission must be boosted again, reports the RFEC.

Similarly, promote meetings with the different Parliamentary Groups to unblock the current positions and reach the majorities required to reform the Penal Code and make the #PorUnaLeyJusta initiative a reality.

Anna González, promoter of #PorUnaLeyJusta

Anna González, has been fighting for the modification of the Penal Code since then. Your initiative of collection of signatures in change.org It reached 200.000 signatures in 2017 and in March of the same year they were delivered to the Congress of Deputies.

The accusation of 'slight recklessness' to the driver who ran over Óscar Bautista and fled the scene without even assisting the cyclist, produced a popular outcry in favor of the modification of article 142 of the Penal Code, which regulates reckless homicide , and 195, referring to the omission of the duty to help.

Source: sports practice

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