MADRID, 15 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The judges of the courts of Madrid have called a meeting for next November 25 before the sexual abuse sentence reviews that have been carried out -and that will continue to be carried out- in which the convicted have seen their prison sentences reduced after the approval of the 'law of only yes is yes'.
Legal sources have confirmed to Europa Press that the call for the presidents of the criminal sections of the Provincial Court of Madrid was scheduled "in advance" to "unify criteria."
This Tuesday, several cases have emerged in which the sentences imposed have been reduced by up to five years in prison when applying Organic Law 10/2022, of September 6, on the comprehensive guarantee of sexual freedom, promoted by the Ministry of Equality .
In the resolutions of the three cases known so far in the Madrid courts, the magistrates have explained that they adopted the decision "on the occasion of the reform operated by Organic Law 10/2022."
In one of the proceedings, to which Europa Press has had access, they have specified that although the 'law of only yes is yes' does not clarify whether or not it should be applied to procedures in process or with a final sentence, the Penal Code itself indicates that "those criminal laws that favor the accused will have retroactive effect."