[JURIST] A group of Spanish police officers went on trial Tuesday for the alleged torture of two ETA activists in Basque. The alleged victims, Igor Portu and Mattin Sarasola, were convicted and sentenced to 1,040 years in prison after an airport bombing in Madrid that killed two people. They claim that the police mistreated them physically and psychologically. The Guardia Civil police maintain that Portu and Sarasola were trying to escape and that their limited use of force was necessary. Prosecutors seek two to three years in prison for the accused officers.
Posted on 29 October, 2010 by Mathias Vermeulen