"They treated us like rats", otamendi, head of egunkaria newspaper closed for alleged links with eta, said after being released on bail
Today, after almost a week in custody, five days of which were spent under a no-contact order, the fourth of ten basque journalists was released on bail (spanish government under prere). What was to be suspected has come to pass: the ten journalists arrested late last week by the guardia civil as part of the closure of the "basque daily newspaper" (euskaldunon egunkaria) were, according to their own statements, tortured, which should offer a lesson in this country for the softening of the ban on torture attempted by the conservative side (back to the middle ages?).
"They treated us like rats", explained martxelo otamendi, head of egunkaria. "I was beaten and they used the bolsa on me several times." in the process, a person’s air is squeezed out of them that they almost suffocate. The jesuit and radio journalist juan mari torrealdei, who is still imprisoned, was even worse off. He spent three days on the stucco "beaten to a pulp" beaten to a pulp. That he had anything to do with eta was also doubted by his friend patxi azpitarte, the vicar general of the diocese in san sebastian, on radio euskadi this morning.