The Court of Appeal of Paris has given its approval this Wednesday to the extradition of Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea, Josu Calf, the attack on the house the Civil Guard barracks in Zaragoza in 1987, which caused 11 people dead, including six children, and dozens wounded. The decision, however, will be appealed before the French Supreme Court in the defense of etarra, which is yet another demand for extradition and two euroórdenes. The French court has postponed its decision on these until the 4th of march, claiming that it needed more information about the same from Spain.
MORE INFORMATIONJosu Veal will remain stopped, while examining the petitions for extradition by Spanish Interior reminds still in force the order for delivery to Spain against Beef as Well is the cabin where he was hiding Josu Veal
In total, the new view in Paris lasted only 11 minutes. Sufficient however for that the courtroom in charge of the dossiers of extradition in the court of Appeal of Paris gave a lime and one of sand: while it opened the way to Beef to answer on Spain by one of the attacks that affected me the most to Spanish society in the hardest years of ETA, made it clear that you still have questions about the other cases for which you will want to judge in the Spanish territory. And that's already in a preview, in December, had been postponed until today the hearing on the two euroórdentes also outstanding —for crimes against humanity and financing of ETA through herrikotabernas— precisely to ask for more data. Before deciding whether to approve the demand of extradition issued against Urrutikoetxea for the murder of Luis Maria Hergueta Guinea, the director of Michelin, in 1980, and the two euroórdenes, the speaker of the house indicated on Wednesday that it needed more information on the exact date of the facts imputed to it, the applicable legislation, especially the “maximum penalties” that he could impose, as well as on the date of prescription of the facts. The next court hearing has been scheduled for march 4.
one of the lawyers Urrutikoetxea, Laure Heinich, this fact reinforces the thesis of the defense that there is an “opacity” on the part of the Spanish authorities that want to politicize a case against a “symbol” as it is, Josu Calf, who he described as “a facilitator, the main artisan for peace.” In the same sense is expressed by the son of the historic leader etarra, Egoitz Urrutikoetxea, who in Spain “there is a desire to confine the problem to basque in the past.”
Heinich indicated that the defense will appeal the extradition is approved this Wednesday with the Supreme Court, although it gave no clues about the times. Josu Veal, who remains in provisional detention since his arrest on the 16th of last may in the town of Sallanches, in the French Alps, made no statements before the court and was limited to signing the minutes. Operated at the beginning of September of prostate —suffer a diagnosed cancer for years and was finally caught after nearly 17 years in hiding, at a time when he would enter a clinic alpine to submit to surgery— the former etarra, in spite of its extreme thinness, is kept “fighting”, according to her lawyer.
Beef was arrested last may 16 at seven in the morning in the parking lot of a hospital in the town of Sallanches, in the French Alps, in a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and the DGSI (the intelligence service of the French).
The researchers believe that he spent a good part of the day hidden in the forest. That was political head of ETA, 69 years old, had eloped 17. France had issued an arrest warrant against him to meet an eight-year sentence imposed in absentia in June of 2017. In Spain, claimed four courts of the National Audience. The follow-up to a former co-leader of etarra gave the track that led to his arrest.
The historic leader of the terrorist group was active in ETA half-century and played virtually all of the organic functions. He had been missing since 2002. The Supreme Court cited him for already 17 years to take her statement for his involvement in the bombing of the home barracks in Zaragoza. Veal, who was then the deputy of Euskal Herritarrok and was part of the Human Rights Commission of the Chamber of basque, they gave chase and regained her life in hiding.Updated Date: 08 January 2020, 16:00