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Spain vigil held for suicide woman

Friday, November 09, 2012 - 00:45

Nov. 10 - Residents of Barakaldo in Spain hold a vigil outside the building where Amaia Egana committed suicide as she was about to be evicted from her home. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Residents of the Basque town of Barakaldo held a vigil on Friday (November 9) night in homage to a 53-year-old woman who killed herself jumping out from the balcony of her fourth floor flat from she was about to be evicted. Amaia Egaña had fell back in her mortgage payments, police said. Neighbours and members of the Spanish Association to Stop Evictions (known in Spanish as PAH), gathered in front of the building where the victim lived to protest against evictions in Spain. Amaia Egana is the second suicide related to evictions in Spain over the last two weeks. As the residents of Barakaldo where gathering in front of Egana's home, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said at a campaign meeting in Catalonia he will seek to put a temporary end on evictions for the most vulnerable families and urges Catalans to abandon secessionist feelings. On Thursday (November 8) a report by the Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) Julianne Kokottsaid that Spanish legislation on evictions contradicts European norms on consumer rights.

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Spain vigil held for suicide woman

Friday, November 09, 2012 - 00:45