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Maria Teresa Agirreazaldegi Berriozabal <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:07:42 +0200
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Egunkaria cleared, free.
The recent judicial decision of the Spanish Law Court (Audiencia  
Nacional) has cleared the five former directors of the Euskaldunon  
Egunkaria newspaper accused of collaboration with ETA.
As you remember, Euskaldunon Egunkaria newspaper was closed in 2003 by  
a court order dictated by a Spanish judge, based only on “evidence”  
provided by the Spanish Police (Guardia Civil). As a result of that,  
the employees lost their jobs and the only newspaper entirely in  
Basque disappeared. During the last seven years, the accused have  
suffered torture, years in prison, unfounded accusations and numerous  
economic losses.
At the same time, we want to thank the support done by OurMedia to the  
Egunkaria at the final declaration read at the end of the Congress  
which took place in Ghana.
This news is very pleasant and, whilst only partially repairing the  
damaged caused, goes some way to restoring the faith of those who work  
constantly to defend freedom of speech.

Teresa Agirreazadegi
Department of Journalism
University of the Basque Country