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Cablegate: Visas Viper Submission

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MADRID 003889

SIPDIS

VISAS VIPER

DEPT FOR CA/VO/L/C AND INR/IC/TIPOFF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS KVPR PTER ASEC CMGT PINR PREL SP
(GOTI ARANGUREN, JOSE ANGEL ET AL)
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION

1. POST WISHES TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING NAMES AND
INFORMATION TO CLASS IN ACCORDANCE WITH VIPER
PROCEDURES:

2. THE SPANISH DAILY NEWSPAPER "EL PAIS" ON SEPTEMBER
30, 2004, REPORTED THAT THE SPANISH NATIONAL POLICE
(SNP) ARRESTED FIVE SUSPECTED ETA MEMBERS IN VIZCAYA
AND LEON, SPAIN. THE ARRESTED ARE ALLEGEDLY MEMBERS OF
THE ORGANIZATION LOGISTICS NETWORK. THE RAIDS WERE
CONDUCTED AS A RESULT OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE
DOCUMENTS SEIZED DURING THE ARREST OF IBON FERNANDEZ DE
IRADI, THE ALLEGED ETA LOGISTICS NETWORK LEADER, IN
2002. ACCORDING TO POLICE, THE FIVE DETAINED ARE PART
OF THE ORGANIZATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE THAT ASSISTED ETA
MEMBERS TO FLEE AND RE-ENTER SPAIN. DURING THE RAIDS
POLICE SEIZED DOCUMENTS, COMPUTER DISCS, DIARIES, NOTE
BOOKS, ETC, THE CONTENTS OF WHICH ARE NOW BEING
ANALYZED.

3. NAME: GOTI ARANGUREN, JOSE ANGEL

- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: FEB. 15, 1974, BILBAO, VIZCAYA, SPAIN
- CLASS: NEGATIVE

4. NAME: ALVAREZ PEREZ, JOSU

- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: SEP. 15, 1974, BASAURI, VIZCAYA, SPAIN
- CLASS: NEGATIVE

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5. NAME: IBARRA URQUIJO, AMAIA

- GENDER: FEMALE
- DPOB: JUL. 7, 1976, BILBAO, VIZCAYA, SPAIN
- CLASS: NEGATIVE

6. NAME: ELEJEAGA ANGULO, OSCAR

- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: JUL. 2, 1973, BILBAO, VIZCAYA, SPAIN
- CLASS: NEGATIVE

7. NAME: GANUZA MURGUIONDO, FRANCISCO JAVIER

- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: OCT. 18, 1969, BILBAO, VIZCAYA, SPAIN
- CLASS: NEGATIVE
- GANUZA WAS PREVIOUSLY ARRESTED IN 1991 AND 1994
FOR COLLABORATION WITH A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

8. PRESS REPORTS OF OCT. 3, 2004, INDICATE THAT DURING
FIRST COURT PROCEEDINGS, THE EXAMINING JUDGE ORDERED
THE UNCONDITIONAL IMPRISONMENT FOR ALL EXCEPT JOSE
MANUEL GOTI ARANGUREN, WHO WAS SUBSEQUENTLY RELEASED.

ARGYROS

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