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Ministry of the Interior

has taken a new step in its policy of approaching ETA prisoners.

Thus, it has announced the transfer of another five inmates to prisons around the

Basque Country




And among these five, one of the most bloodthirsty, José Javier Arizcuren Ruiz,


, former member of the Madrid command and head of the ETA liberated commandos.

He is convicted of more than fifteen murders of the military and police.

But in addition, among other actions, he is attributed the responsibility of the attack against Irene Villa and against her mother,

María Jesús

, with a car bomb in Madrid.

According to Interior reports, he will be transferred from





The Ministry assures that the ETA member accepts prison law and has sent writings in which he renounces violence and regrets and acknowledges his responsibility for the pain caused to the victims.

In addition, the transfer to Logroño, Interior also agrees his progression to second grade.


was the one who, being already head of the commandos and forming part of the management structures of ETA, ordered the frustrated attack against the King Emeritus, the kidnapping of

José Antonio Ortega Lara

, or the murder of the socialist Fernando Múgica.

Olga Comes Arambillet



will be transferred from





He entered prison on December 4, 2012 and is serving a sentence of 9 years, 1 month and 15 days for the crimes of depositing weapons and kidnapping.

The third of those approached is

Guillermo Merino Bilbao

, from


to the


Penitentiary Center

, in



He was part of a command that, among other actions, followed the then councilor for the PP of Amurrio Santiago Abascal to include detailed information against him in order to attack.

He entered prison on January 7, 2000 and is serving a sentence of 26 years and 8 months in prison for the crimes of collaboration with an armed gang, attempted murder, havoc, possession of explosives, weapons storage, and false accusation and complaint.

Third degree prison

Joanes Larretxea Mendiola

will be transferred from the

Herrera de La Mancha

Penitentiary Center

, in

Ciudad Real

, to the


Penitentiary Center


He entered prison on May 14, 2014 and is serving a 40-year sentence for murder, illegal detention, damages, collaboration with an armed gang and possession of explosives.

The General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions has also resolved his progression to second degree.

The fifth of the ETA members approached is

Sebasten Jon Gurtubay Sánchez

, who will travel from the Puerto I Penitentiary Center in


to the



in Zaragoza.

He entered prison on March 26, 2003 and is serving a 20-year prison sentence for attempted murder.

The Interior has also ordered the third-degree prison classification of inmate

Idoya Martínez García

, who entered prison on November 18, 2003. Her sentence is 31 years and 2 days for the crimes of possession of explosives, deposit of weapons and robbery. .

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