Spanish Pundit (II)

marzo 28, 2007

The price of freedom in the Basque Country

Filed under: Spain,terrorismo,terroristas,violencia — Nora @ 11:02 pm

I have not written about the most degrading act perpetrated this week. And I am going to do it now.

Some months ago, the lehendakari Ibarretxe -one of the most hypocrite men I know- had a meeting with Otegi, the leader of the illegalised Batasuna, ETA political party. According to the Political Parties Law, an illegalised formation, as does not exist, cannot be represented and anyone having meetings with them should be punished.

So the Foro de Ermua, one of the organisations which have been fighting for freedom in the Basque Country, accused Ibarretxe of “illegal meeting”. But this guy, who thinks that being lehendakari [that is, President] gives him a right to think himself above the others, said that accusing him before a judge meant to go against the Basque institutions.

Of course, people from Basque Nationalist Party, to whom this man belongs, do not think that Judges are their institutions, because they can’t appoint them, so they do not have power over their decisions.

So the view was signaled for last March 26th. And there they went some members of Foro de Ermua, such as Iñaki Ezkerra or Antonio Aguirre, and some others of Dignidad y Justicia [that is Dignity and Justice], among them Daniel Portero, a son of a Spanish prosecutor killed by ETA terrorists. All of them were accusation in the process.

But Ibarretxe had called the people from his party and they had gone to support him. So they began insulting the members of Foro de Ermua and Dignidad y Justicia, calling them murders, killers and fascists. So Antonio Aguirre, after hearing all of that shouted “Hurra to Freedom”. Then he was punched in the bullocks and the people surrounding him shouted “Que se muera, que se muera”, that is “Just die”. His bodyguards detained the agressor but the erztaintza has let him loose. They were laughing and smiling while this man, who is menaced by ETA, was in the ground, in terrible pain:

The agression was widely critisized. For example, the Defensor del Pueblo [can be translated to Defender of the People], Fernando Múgica, whose brother was also killed by ETA terrorists, said that “this people use indistinctively the shoot in the neck, the bomb or the punching in the bullocks“.

Popular Party has identified the agressor: his name is Alejandro Aramburu Corral, a town counsellor from Basque Nationalist Group, named in 2005 by the Bilbao Major, Iñaki Azcuna, who has been asked to cease him in the post.

Foro de Ermua has already denounced the culprit. Theye have also denounced the ertzaintza because they let the agressor loose.

So, the Basque Nationalist Party is going to denounce 10 persons -who were the members of Foro de Ermua and Dignidad y Justicia- because of “illegal concentration“. Oh, please, come one, don’t make me laugh… of pity for so miserable persons…

Mikel Buesa, the President of Foro de Ermua, has accused the Basque Nationalist Party of “legitimising the violence made by its militants“.

Popular Party has also remarked that the agressor was set loose because he works for Ertzaintza.

Others blogging about this: Criterio, Incompetencia.com.

Related news: 30 kilos of explosive has been found in a house in the city of Andoain [Basque Country]. There were also detonators, 8 temporizers and other tools and substances to make more explosives. The detained [8 people] were trying to resuscitate the Donosti commando, one of the bloddiest ETA commandos. You can read it in 20 minutos.es, ABC.es, ElMundo. They had the order and all the methods to make new attacks: LD.

ETA has presented the new party for the next elections: Aberztalen Sozialisten Batasunen. ABC.es,

Zapatero denies ordering anything to the Prosecutors in the “Otegi process”. ABC.es,


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  1. […] Some days ago, some electoral posters appeared in San Martín de la Vega with a shot in the forehead and most of the posters were burned. The agression towards María San Gil is one step further in the scale of violence during these elections. Violence which has not been absent from any of the electoral campaign since at least 2004’s elections (read here, here). Or even without any elections. […]

    Pingback por Spanish Elections Watch: Zapatero (II), the tension and the drama « Spanish Pundit en español — febrero 17, 2008 @ 7:13 pm | Responder


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