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- Another editor of a Basque newspaper arrested and held incommunicado:
- Final assessment of the 16 arrests in a joint French-Spanish police operation.
- The head of international relations for the PNV, a leader of Aralar, historical retired members of ETA, the editor of Diario de Noticias and Noticias de Gipuzkoa, were among those arrested for allegedly cooperating with ETA in raising the "revolutionary tax".
- Amnesty International: human rights must play a central role in the talks in the Basque Country:
“The truth needs to be established on all the human rights violations and abuses committed in the past. These should include allegations of killings/extra-judicial executions of people believed to be members of ETA by members of the illegal group entitled Grupos Antiterroristas de Liberación, (GAL) and the possible collusion by the State, as well as other human rights violations including torture and ill-treatment.”
- The Ararteko publishes damning report about evidence concealing by the Basque regional Government Department of the Interior:
- The Ararteko (Basque regional Ombudsman) has issued a resolution in which he severely criticises the Department of the Interior of the Basque regional Government for irregular actions, lack of cooperation, concealing evidence and providing incorrect data regarding a complaint made by two people who were arrested by the Ertzaintza and who claimed they were tortured:
- One of these detainees spent two years in jail despite having an irrefutable alibi, which was in the hands of the Ertzaintza, but which they did not send to the Spanish Audiencia Nacional.
- Another attack on freedom of speech:
The police interrupted a Batasuna press conference in Iruñea, following orders from the Audiencia Nacional
- Garzón revokes a decision by judge Santiago Pedraz in order to keep two prisoners with served sentences in jail
Opinion: Alvaro Reizabal “Here is your tip: 96 years”
- Action for an alleged crime of threats for presenting a “negotiating commission”: offering a commission for the possible peace process becomes a “terrorist threat”
- Legal action against lawyers who demanded their clients' rights be upheld
- Road accidents until August 2006:
R elatives continue to risk their lives, week in and week out, travelling to jails which are hundreds of miles away from their homes
We hope you will find the articles in this August issue interesting and, as always, feel free to write to us if you have any queries or would like more information on any specific subject.