Angel Berroeta shot dead
Today Angel Berroeta, Basque citizen has been shot by a Spanish National Police in the bakery where he works, in Iruñea, Pamplona. He has been arrived death to the hospital.
Angel Berroeta was a member of Gurasoak –Parents-, Basque organisation of father and mother in defence of the rights of young people. After a discussion with the wife of the Police that demanded to Berroeta to place a poster against ETA, the agent came to the bakery and shoot four times against Berroeta. Two bullets hit in his body, becoming dead quickly.
Friends and relatives of Berroeta came to the place to protest spontaneously and the police has brutally attacked the group.
Some Basque political prisoners too has received strong attacks inside the prisons in Alcalá Meco, Ocaña, Villena and Burgos. The dispersal policy has provide the vulnerability to the prisoners and the impunity to the attackers.
In Alcalá Meco three women prisoners where attacked by other prisoners with the consent of the guards. The prisoners showed wounds in different parts of the body. After the attack they were placed in isolation cells to “avoid the attacks”.
In Alcala, in the men´s block, some prisoners attacked the Basque Political Prisoners with stones and sticks. Some of them elaborated a short of petrol bomb to throw them to the prisoners.
In Villena, Eider Pérez, woman prisoner was assaulted in front of the guards and Ainara Esteran, woman too had to be sent to the infirmary due to a anxiety attack as he witnessed the beating.
In Burgos all the Basque prisoners had sent to isolation cells without any reason, just as an arbitrary punishment. In Ocaña and Aranjuez too, the Basque prisoners are in isolation and the visits had been cancelled.
Kontxi Santxiz, age 58 from Hernani, Gipuzkoa, was participating in a protest demonstration to denounce the killing of Angel Berroeta. The Basque autonomous police attacked the demonstration and dispersed the people using anti-riot material. At this moment, Kontxi Santxiz fell flat to her back unconscious due to the big tension. Her relatives attended her but aware of the seriousness of the heart attack asked to the Basque police to help them and attend the victim. Their response, as some witnesses reported was: “I couldn´t care less”. Kontxi died some minutes later.