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DyJ asks the AN to continue investigating four former ETA chiefs for the order to attack the T4 of Barajas

MADRID, 25 Ene.

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DyJ asks the AN to continue investigating four former ETA chiefs for the order to attack the T4 of Barajas


The Dignity and Justice Association (DyJ) has asked the judge of the National Court (AN) Alejandro Abascal to continue investigating whether four former heads of the terrorist organization ETA, including 'Josu Ternera' or 'Ata', gave the order to carry out the attack of December 30, 2006 in Terminal 4 of the Barajas airport, in Madrid.

In a letter from this same Wednesday, collected by Europa Press, the association urges the head of the Central Investigating Court Number 1 to extend the investigation for another six months as it continues "to reveal the existence of evidence that apparently would remain pending practice."

In this context, DyJ points out that the magistrate himself explained that he was still waiting "for the preparation and submission of the police reports requested in this case, as well as for the practice of the statements of those investigated" José Antonio Urrutikoetxea, alias 'Josu Ternera '; Mikel Carrera Sarobe, aka 'Ata'; Airtzol Iriondo, aka 'Gurbitz'; and Ainhoa ​​Ozaeta, alias 'Kuraia'.

The association also justifies the need for the extension, explaining that "other new and successive evidentiary practices could be requested from these proceedings for the complete clarification of such serious criminal acts and the criminal prosecution of all their alleged perpetrators."

It was at the end of 2021 when the judge of the National Court agreed to reopen the investigation to investigate the alleged participation of former ETA military chief Mikel Garikoitz Aspiazu, alias 'Txeroki', and also a member of the ETA leadership Joseba Aranibar in the attempt.

In January 2022, the magistrate admitted for processing the complaint filed by the Dignity and Justice Association against the four former gang leaders mentioned above for having given the order to carry out the attack at the airport.

And he did it, as he explained then, because of his "condition as rulers of the terrorist organization." Specifically, "because of their position as top leaders of the management body, the executive committee or ZUBA at the time of the attack."

In May 2010, the National Court sentenced Igor Portu, Mikel San Sebastián Gaztelumendi and Mattin Sarasola to 1,040 years in prison for being responsible for the attack that killed Diego Armando Estacio and Carlos Alonso Palate, injuring another 41 people and causing the almost total destruction of the facilities of module D and damage to a total of 313 vehicles.

'Txeroki' and Aranibar, according to the Prosecutor's Office, would have been in charge of giving the necessary 'instructions' to the 'command' to carry out this attack, which took place in full ceasefire by the terrorist organization.

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