JUDGE GARZON KNEW SINCE 1997 THAT THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE A SEPARATIST TRADE UNION CALLED LAB WAS A MAJOR LEADER OF TERRORIST GROUP ETA
THAT YEAR HE REJECTED A REPORT OF THE CIVIL GUARD WHERE HE WAS INFORMED OF THE CONNECTIONS OF RAFAEL DÍEZ USABIAGA WITH THE GANG, BUT DON´T TAKE IT IN CONSIDERATION TO PREVENT HAVING TO AMEND HIMSELF
A MONTHS BEFORE, DURING THE PROSECUTION FOR THE CLOSING OF THE ETA'S NEWSPAPER EGIN HE HAD MISTAKEN HIS TERRORIST NICKNAME HONTZA (OWL) WITH OTHER GUNMAN
JUST 15 DAYS AGO, THE HOLDER OF THE COURT OF THE FIVE NATIONAL HEARING RELASED HIM TO THE JAIL.- WITH THIS LAST POLICIAL SERVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT THE JUDGE TRY TO ADVOID HIS PROSECUTION DURING THE NEXT FALL
POPULAR PARTY LEADERS PREPARING A NEW COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM (THE FOURTH) FOR ANOTHER ALLEGED CRIME OF PREVARICATION
The most controversial Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon knew at least since 7 April 1997 that under the umbrella of leader of separatist Trade Union LAB (Langile Abertzaleen Batzordeak), Rafael Diez Usabiaga hid another personality quite different: he was one of the principal leaders of ETA in Spain territory.
So was reported to the judge by the Information Service of the Civil Guard in a memorandum in which it said that the former secretary general of this trade union remitted and received weekly information of the Executive Committee of ETA through Juan José Latasa Guetaria Miguel Ángel Eguibar Mittxelena, the clandestine messengers of the terrorist group.
The police force also provides plenty document seized to several terrorists and others captured during a raid in his house and in the office of the Trade Union. Also several files more achieved in France after the arrest to the José María Dorronsoro Malatxetxebarría in which Díez Usabiaga using the nickname of Hontza (Owl) in all his communications with the terrorist group.
His police biography (http://www.scribd.com/doc/31140138/Blogger) show that he was born in Urnieta (Guipúzcoa), August 21, 1956 and is the son of a maketo (rascista epithet applied to the unborn in the Basque Country) Francisco Díez and a abertzale (patriot) woman María Dolores García Usabiaga. Married to Maria Jesus Urruzola he is the father of a girl, Maria Teresa. The various reports of the Civil Guard likewise put special emphasis on highlighting his ascension within ETA.
In 1988 he formed part of the team who negotiating with the Spanish Government in Algiers. Subsequently, he was a candidate of Herri Batasuna to the Parliament Basque, the Spanish and the European Parliamenent. Following the breakdown of negotiations he was the responsible for travel to Dominican Republic to meet with Antxon Etxebeste, the mayor political dirigent of ETA and traslate his orders to the operational command in the South of France.
«The language used in those interview revealed that Hontza was a big boss of ETA and not a leader of Herri Batasuna", said later the ex member of the gang, Juan Manuel Soares Gamboa.
Board member of Orain, the enterprise to publish Egin, he maintains a private meeting with the journalists Javier Salutregui Menchaca and Teresa Toda. After this interview, toth was nominated director and deputy director of the terrorits newspaper. The decision was taken by the ETA leader José Luis Alvarez Santacristina after Díez Usabiaga undertook that Salutregui and Toda obey without question (literally) his orders.
According to the Guardia Civil, after the fall of military leadership of ETA in Bidart (France) he appears as one of the main boss of KAS and the so-called «Technician-KAS» in the Basque Country. By then his private phone number appears on the agenda of dozens of terrorist captured by police in Spain
Documents seized by the police to Hontza reveal most serious evidences. «The leader of the separatist Trade Unión was the only person in the political group ETA who were allowed to ask for explanations from the terrorist group for attempting to implement a military truce during the 1993 Spanish general election. What is really significant is that the leadership of the terrorist group rather than shoot him offered all sorts of “reasons”».
«All these facts lead us to believe that the general secretary of LAB is just a disguise used by Rafael Diez Usabiaga to cover up their true activities: to be a prominent high chief of ETA's political apparatus in Spain»
Weighing all this evidence that seems linked to the terrorist group, the former secretary general of LAB was not in jail until October 2009, when he was arrested by order of the magistrate of the Audiencia National . Baltasar Garzon accused along with others, including Arnaldo Otegui, trying to rebuild illegal Batasuna under the new name of Bateragune, political party with which ETA intends to return to the institutions in upcoming elections.
Unexpectedly and against all odds, on April 26, the judge decided to release him to the prison. The excuse used to justify this arbitrary and unjust decision as being contrary to law was that the ETA leader had been claimed by his mother, Dolores Usabiaga Olarra, 75 years old, which appointed him as her 'special attendant' in spite of enjoying an “iron health”.
The strange change of attitude from the judge has surprised everybody. Especially since the mother of the former leader of LAB had not requested, as the judge said such kind of care in social services in the town’s and because during the last year she received the daily attendance of Ana and María Consuelo, the sisters of the alleged chief of ETA.
Borja Semper Basque Popular Party (PP) leader says: «Since it was released has not appeared at home to see his mother. Moreover, Lasarte City Council certifies that there is no resolution regarding to the depend-ence of the mother with respect to former Trade Unión chief»
According to the opinion of the member of the PP the affaire is a possible prevarication or, at best, a poorly reasoned decision by the judge, based on fraudulent facts. «We believe that Garzon has been engaging in preferential treatment to a member of ETA-Batasuna with respect to any other citizen, a real shame, concluded Semper, whose political party intends to lodge a complaint against the judge for a new crime of prevarication
Moreover, the release of the terrorist is interpreted in political circles as the last service of the controversial judge to the Government and the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), before a member of the Supreme Court issued an order to hold public trial in one of the three judicial summary in which Garzon is processed.
Although this legal text was intended to defend Spain from an external enemy there are people who think it could be applied to traitors.