The Barricade

This letter was sent to me by a friend in Spain who has opted to remain anonymous for reasons of privacy and personal safety. It details the level of repression and brutality being employed by police and increasingly far-right groups in the country. I have only edited basic spelling errors, the rest is untouched:

One of the cases that caused me the most terrible impression was that of two young Basque men: Lasa and Zabala. They were abducted by the police (The GAL) and tortured. They did not have any proof that pointed to them being members of ETA (a pro-Basque independence terrorist group); even more: once the police was sure they had nothing to do with ETA, they killed them and buried in the middle of the forest. That happened in 1983.

Little has changed since then.

Today, police exercises brutality whenever they see fit. They beat down peopleā€¦

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