Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The former major of Andoain (Gipuzkoa) has been acquited of charges of "collaboration with terrorist gang" not without having been imprisoned for six months and incommunicated in police dependencies for five full days.
Joxean Barandiaran was accused on the grounds that he had a meeting with other politicians to discuss the possible frame of a would-be Basque state (or so says the police report). The same judge that sent him to prision "preventively" has now admitted that there are no grounds for the accusation.
Back in the day the arrests of theses politicians in Bordeaux had a high mediatic hype, as the issue was presented as the arrest of a major ETA cell and blah blah.