Seems like Otegi had a busy day today, first he had to face the Spanish Inquisidor Grande-Marlaska who is throwing yet another outlandish accusation against him and the leadership of the banned political party Batasuna.
But even before he was face to face with Garzon's heir, he showed his intelligence and composure when he smiled to the falangist youth that gathered outside the court building.
Like someone said before, in Spain you can go to jail for yelling "Long live a free Basque Country" but it is just peachy if you yell "Long live Franco". After all, Franco's thugs still pull some strings in Madrid's dark hallways.
Here you have the note that appeared at EITb regarding the announcement that Otegi made that scab Patxi López is willing to meet with Batasuna:
Stament by Batasuna's Otegi
Socialists' intention to meet with Batasuna is an "important step"
Banned Batasuna's spokesman, Arnaldo Otegi, has affirmed today that the announcement by Basque socialists' secretary general, Patxi López, of their intention to meet the leftwing nationalist party to push forward the creation of the parties' table "is a very important step" he hopes Navarran socialists will also take. Furthermore, he has pointed out that Basque socialists are taking the appropriate steps, but "the delicate situation of the process" hasn't been mended.
In the interviews for radio Euskadi and Euskadi Irratia, Otegi has affirmed that López's statements are "evidently, a step forwards."
Arnaldo Otegi has highlighted that they are waiting for the outcome of the leftwing nationalist leaders' summons at the Spanish National Court Wednesday and Thursday accused of contravening a ban on Batasuna, and has pointed out that it's a "Kafkaesque" situation.On the call of Patxi López for judges to take into account the current political and social framework, the nationalist representative has noted that "there have already been several imprisonment's during this process," and has emphasised we will see what happens today.