Spanish Audiencia Nacional judge Baltasar Garzón has decided to go ahead with the trial of eight leaders of the Basque Nationalist Left on grounds that they constitute the "Bateragune or Commission of Coordination or Direction" of the bloc, which, according to him and in spite of lacking any evidence, is an "organ of coordination, directed and controlled by ETA".
The judicial writ does not present any evidence even of the existence of such committee nor how would the armed group exert control over it, and in fact includes evidences of some of these politicians contradicting ETA in an effective manner. One of these Kafkian "evidences" is the document found in the office of Rafa Díez that states that "we have to overcome the phase of political-military confrontation that keeps us blocked and increases the erosion of the Basque National Liberation Movement".
Notably the super-judge now expands the notion of what can be criminalized to all the so-called Suzerainist Pole (i.e. all Basque nationalist forces), although by the moment he prefers to argue that the rest of parties and organizations that could be included under this tag were "deceived" and not structurally "part of ETA". This idea had never before been suggested anyhow and may mark an increase in repression (or at least the threat of it) against other independentist forces.
In fact, there are already rumors and movements against Eusko Alkartasuna (Basque Solidarity), which has been said by some Spanish nationalist politicians, that could loan its brand to the Nationalist Left, something that has been denied by the party.