The National Court has sentenced the former head of ETA to 61 years in prison Soledad Iparraguirre, Anboto, for two attacks, one in 1995 at the offices of the DNI in Bilbao, in which a national police officer died and another was seriously injured, and another in 1994 at a bank office in Getxo (Vizcaya).
This is how the Court agrees in two judgments in which it declares proven that it ordered said actions to Itsasadar command of the terrorist gang and provided its members with weapons to commit them.
Regarding the attack against the police officers who were guarding the entrance to the DNI offices in Bilbao, the Chamber notes that the accused handed over the ETA members Agustín Almaraz and Aitor Fresnedo the weapons with which they committed said action on January 13, 1995.
It reports that the members of the command went to the national police officers who were guarding the two entrances to the offices for the issuance of identity documents and passports in Bilbao and fired at them, one of whom died on the spot while the other suffered serious injuries.
For these facts, the Court sentenced Anboto to 30 years in prison for the crime of terrorist attack resulting in death and another 20 years for crime of attempted murder.
The other sentence refers to the artifact placed on September 14, 1994 in the facade of a bank on Arretako Etorbiden street in Getxo also by members of the Itasasadar command and that caused various damage to nearby homes.
In this case, the Chamber considers it proven that Soledad Iparraguirre, as head of the ETA commands, gave the orders and provided the necessary material for the commission of the terrorist attack and imposed 11 years in prison as a necessary cooperator in a crime of terrorism.
Precisely the National Court has postponed a trial of Anboto, which was set for this Wednesday, in which she is accused of ordering the assassination of King Juan Carlos on the occasion of his attendance at the inauguration of the Guggenheim museum from Bilbao in 1997.
Hearing sources have reported that the reason is that the defense has presented a request to practice new tests, which must be analyzed by the magistrates before deciding when the trial is held.
In this case Anboto is accused of crimes against the Crown with terrorist purpose in its conspiracy mode to kill the king and weapons depot.
It is about a new trial of Anboto in Spain after being delivered in 2019 by France, where already cServed multiple sentences since she was arrested in 2004 in the Gallic country, to be judged by twelve causes opened by the Spanish justice.
Last February the Supreme Court already confirmed the 122 years in prison imposed on Anboto for ordering the murder of the Army Commander Luciano Cortizo in 1995 in León when a limpet bomb exploded under the seat of his car when he was driving with his daughter. , which was seriously injured.
The high court thus ratified the judgment of the National Court in the first trial which Anboto faced in Spain.
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