Thursday, January 10, 2008

Witness Defies Official Version

EITb has published a note about a witness that defies Rubalcaba's version that tries to cover up the torture suffered by Igor Portu and Mattin Sarasola.

Here you have it:


Injured alleged ETA member

Witness testifies the arrest was not violent


The new testimony contradicts the official version. The witness who saw the arrest states Spanish Police saw two people coming down mountain and after they were identified, they arrested them.

A witness who saw the arrest of two alleged Basque armed group ETA members Sunday testified and his testimony contradicts the official version, Askatasuna organisation reported.

The witness testified that “on Sunday at about 10 a.m. I was walking the dog when I saw two people coming down the mountain”.

“At that moment 5 Spanish Police patrols appeared and officers searched their bags”. They also identified the witness who saw how the police officers took from the youngsters’ car a packet wrapped in cellophane, which he thought it was hash”

“When the officers saw the content, the one leading the operation ordered to put fetters and to take them into the car”.

According to the witness, the police operation took place “between 10 and 10:30 a.m.” because he went out at 09:30 in the morning and he had already read the newspaper for a while.

He contradicts the official version

On the other hand, the witness denies some information published on media. He assures “it is not true” what he heard about “the time of the arrest”. He also denies the youngsters offered any resistance.

The witness says the arrest was not violent and for that reason he wanted to testify.

The official version

The official version, backed by the Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, assures that he was beaten because he put up resistance (it was at 11:00 on Sunday). According to the Minister, at the moment of the arrest, the alleged member of the armed band ETA tried to escape and agents had to use their force to detain them.

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