As in other ETA crimes such as the murder of Gregorio Ordóñez, the victims of the terrorist organization have been striving in recent times so that not only the material authors of the attacks, but also the leaders of the attacks, are tried and sentenced. the gang that commanded them throughout the 5 decades of terror in which the gang’s activity lasted.
That is why now, they have just filed a complaint in the National audience against Joseba Andoni Urritikoetxea Bengoetxea, alias Josu Ternera, and other officials at the head of the political apparatus to determine their responsibility in the attack perpetrated in the T-4 at Madrid Barajas airport in 2006.
In the document, known by EL ESPAÑOL, the victims’ association Dignidad y Justicia complains against those who allegedly made up at that time and “collegially” the highest management body of ETA, the so-called ZUBA committee: Aitzol Iriondo Yarza, alias “Gurbitz” and “Barbas”, Mikel Kabikoitz Carrera Sarobe, alias “Ata”, Ainhoa Ozaeta Mendicute, alias “Kuraia”, in addition to the aforementioned Josu Ternera.
All of them, the four, continues the complaint, “for being allegedly criminal and civilly responsible for the criminal acts.” In that attack perpetrated on December 30, 2006, two people died after the ETA members detonated a van loaded with explosive material in the new terminal. The attack took place in the middle of negotiations between the Executive of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and the ETA leadership.
The case despite having passed a little more than 15 years since then, remains open. The complaint defends that this attack could not be carried out without the direct involvement of the leadership of the terrorist organization.
More than a decade ago, the National Court sentenced ETA members to 1,040 years in prison Igor Portu, Mattin Sarasola and Mikel San Sebastián as material authors. It was the year 2010.
In 2020 the case was filed with respect to Mikel Garikoitz Aspiazu, Txeroki, and José Antonio Aranibar, who are also considered members of the leadership. Last November the case was reopened at the request of the Prosecutor’s Office, which asks to find out what involvement these two ETA members had.
“Organize and provide”
For Dignidad y Justicia, if it was allegedly Txeroki who “transmitted the decision” to commit the attack, the ZUBA itself “that made such a substantive decision” should not “be bordered” by alleged criminal responsibilities in the procedure.
“Such an attack – says the text of the complaint – was, in fact, selected as a target by ZUBA and carried out following express and very precise instructions regarding its modus operandi.” It was like this to such an extent, they argue from Dignity and Justice, that he came to impart all of this direct and face-to-face mode through one of its own members. “
The leadership would have been in charge of “organizing and providing the efficient delivery” of the van loaded with explosives the day before it was detonated at the airport, with the terrible consequences that the attack produced.