Statements & Publications
Respect the rights of Basque Lawyers
The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) is gravely concerned about the arrest of three well known Basque lawyers who have over many years defended Basque political prisoners. They are Arantza Zulueta, Iker Sarriegi and Jon Enparantza. The work of such lawyers has been subjected to a campaign of criminalization by the Spanish state. These arrests took place at a very particular political moment, when there is a possibility of a peaceful resolution in the Basque Country, and there is a large-scale debate on the role of the prisoners.