By Cristina Hodgson • 30 January 2020 • 8:29
A SPANISH court in Seville has ruled 18 months in prison for two individuals, brother and sister, accused of the inhumane treatment of their disabled brother.
The accused identified as G.R.R., and A.R.R., both residents of Dos Hermanas, in Spain’s Seville have been sentenced for 18 months for the crime of degrading treatment with the aggravating circumstance of kinship, and prohibits both individuals from coming within 200 metres of their brother and communicating with him by any means until 15 February 2022 and to jointly pay a compensation of 35,000 euros to their brother by way of civil liability.
The victim, 59, a disabled man identified as C.R.R, had been locked away by his brother, 76, and sister, 61, on the passing away of their mother.
The victim had “residual schizophrenia”, with a 70 per cent disability and was declared incapable in 2004.
The accused claimed their brother’s disability benefit but no care was given.
The victim was kept in subhuman material conditions, in a disgustingly dirty cubicle of three metre square that had been built on the top terrace of the house where there was no light, heating or toilet.
When the victim was found, by the police on December 17, 2015, he was “surrounded by plastic bottles and buckets full of his own faeces.”
Both accused have been acquitted of the crimes of illegal detention and misappropriation for which the prosecution asked for eight years in prison for each and sentenced to only 18 months in prison for degrading treatment.
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