3 March 2006
BASQUE PRISONER ROBERTO SAIZ DIED TODAY
This is the second Basque political prisoner to die in the last five days.
Roberto Saiz (Bilbao, 1965) was holding a protest along with other political prisoners in Aranjuez prison (Madrid) when he felt bad and lost his consciousness. Later on he died from a heart attack as jailers told his comrades.
He was arrested in 2003 and denounced tortures while he was incommunicado on hands of the Basque peelers. At that time he was a LAB (pro-independence left trade union)representative.