Rafael García Ortiz is brother of Ascension Garciaassassinated by ETA in Seville in 1998 together with her husband, the PP councilor in the Seville City Council Alberto Jimenez-Becerril. After learning this week that the Government of Sánchez approached 13 more ETA prisoners, among them historical members of the band such as Francisco Javier García Gaztelu, Txapote -the murderer of Miguel Ángel Blanco- or Henri Parot, the Vox spokesman in the Espartinas City Council ( Seville) and deputy in the Seville Provincial Council is anything but surprised: “(Arnaldo) Otegi already said it, prisoners in exchange for Budgets.”
On the occasion of a citizen concentration in the Sevillian municipality of San Juan de Aznalfarache, García Ortiz attends OKDIARIO Andalucía to assess the prison benefits for prisoners of the terrorist group that left more than 3,500 attacks and 850 dead in our country.
«It is the height of betrayal, the culmination of deception towards all citizens and towards the democratic State. But nothing should surprise us. What can be expected from a government that has betrayed and vilely deceived all its citizens?” asks García Ortiz.
After the recent decision of Penitentiary Institutions, there are only 45 ETA prisoners left outside the prisons outside the Basque Country and Navarra. Sánchez’s pacts with Bildu to carry out the General State Budgets (PGE) meant consummating the “betrayal” of the victims, trampling on their memory and giving in to the heirs of ETA: “It should not surprise us, he already said it (Arnaldo ) Otegi recently: ‘Prisoners in exchange for Budgets‘. There you have the answer”, remarks the provincial deputy.
“But that’s not the worst of it. The worst thing is that they are going to try to make the whole of society see that what they are doing is the right thing to do. And that is the big problem with all of this. They are putting us in such a maelstrom, in a situation so complicated that it is a total abandonment of the institutions, of Spain, of citizens and of democracy. It is a total betrayal of everything. What can be expected from a government that is manipulating our history? Not the one from 100 years ago, that too, but the one from 500 and 1,000 years ago. Now they are saying that the Cid Campeador is not what he was, that he is an invention of the Franco regime, that the Catholic Monarchs is also an invention. What can you expect from such a government? It is a very complicated situation and what should be done is throw them out, but also throw them out urgently, democratically speaking. It is the only solution left to us”, laments García Ortiz.
Asked about the recent tributes from the PSOE to Michelangelo White For the 25th anniversary of his murder, which a month later counteracts with the approach of his executioner, Txapote, Ascensión García’s brother is clear: «It is pure and simple hypocrisy. They are trying to play both sides. On the one hand, Budgets in exchange for prisoners, and on the other hand, tell the victims of terrorism that man, that’s it. But that’s not how things are done. It is, without a doubt, a betrayal of the memory of all the victims, ”says the espartinero spokesman for Vox.
approach of prisoners
The General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions, dependent on the Ministry of the Interior, communicated this Wednesday the approach of 13 ETA prisoners. . . . In addition to the aforementioned Henri Parot (sentenced to 4,592 years in prison) and Txapote (sentenced to 500 years in prison), the list is completed by Ismael Berasategi Escudero, Manex Castro Zabaleta, Jose Antonio Zurutuza Sarasola, Aitor Agirrebarrena Beldarrain, Oscar Celarain Ortiz, Xabier Garcia Gaztelu ‘Txeroki’, Jon Bienzobas Arretxe, Juan Manuel Inciarte Gallardo, Eider Perez Aristizabal, Juan Luis Rubenach Roig, Felix Alberto Lopez of Gauna Street ‘Mobutu’ and Jon Igor Solana will be killed.
The latter has a particularly bloody history in Andalusia, where he ended the life of the PP councilor in the Malaga City Council, José Martín Carpena; of the former chief prosecutor of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA), louis goalkeeper; and the medical colonel of the Air Force, Antonio Muñoz Cariñanosattacks all perpetrated in the year 2000.
The murderers of Ascensión García and Alberto Jiménez-Becerril, Mikel Azurmendi and Maite Pedrosa, have already been approached in November 2020 from Valencia to Zaragoza prison. «I have a feeling of rage and incredible impotence. It is as if we were starting again from the beginning, as if we were starting from scratch, as if they had been killed yesterday, as if everything was starting again and again to live the same nightmare and the same terrible reality, “Garcia lamented then. Ortiz to this newspaper.