The National Court reopens the investigation into the murder of Ertzaina Montxo Doral by ETA


Summary 13/96 has been reopened thanks to the expansion of the Ertzaintza’s report, which provides new information pointing to Iratxe Sorzabal as the author of the crime.

The National Court has reopened the investigation into Ertzaina’s murder Montxo Doral by ETA, as reported by the Basque Ministry of Security. The attack took place in 1996 in the town of Irun in Gipuzkoa and has not been fully explained to this day.

The Central Court of Instruction No. 2 of the National Court has done so reopened Summary 13/96 Thanks to the expansion of the Ertzaintza report with new information, the Basque Ministry of Security has reported.

He Busywhich opened 26 years ago, attributes the authorship of the “Montxo” Doral attack to Iratxe Sorzabal, Xabi Irastorza, Iñaki Telletxea, Markos Sagarzazu, Ainhoa ​​Adin and Asier Oiartzabal.

Six years after the murder, on April 29, 2002, French police found an internal ETA document entitled ‘self-criticism’ or “Kantada”. According to the Ertzaintza, these types of documents were often used by the detained members of ETA to inform the leadership of the armed organization about both their activities within the commandos and the information provided to the police during his detention. The purpose of this “self-criticism” or “kantadas” was to pass on information that would prevent the arrest of other people or the dismantling of other ETA commandos.

It was probably in that document, found in Castres The then head of ETA, Iratxe Sorzabal, left in writing: “In March we placed a sea slug under the car of the zipayo Montxo Doral. We did not make the sea slug, it was ready. Markos and Xabi.”

Later, Iratxe Sorzabal denied these words in court and they were never taken into account in the judicial clarification of the murder of ‘Montxo’ Doral, claiming that they statements made under torture when she was arrested by the Guardia Civil.

But in a recent ruling against Sorzabal himself, the National Court proves that these ‘self-criticisms’ or ‘kantadas’ are of great significance. evidential value essential for justice, recognizing that they are ‘manifestations carried out spontaneously, freely and voluntarily’.

Based on that ruling, the Ertzaintza expanded and made available to the National Court the report opened 26 years ago, attributing authorship to “Ibarla Command” of ETA and allowed the National Court to reopen the summary.

Source: EITB


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