17 Basque youths from Oarsoaldea[eu] district (Gipuzkoa, Basque Country) are being judged since today for the "crime" of free association. Three of them (Ohiana Mujika, Iker Zabala and Egoitz Urbe) have decided not to attend to the political trial in Madrid in protest for the criminalization of politics.
The only meaningful item in all the accusation writ is that they belonged to Segi, said politicians from diverse parties that have supported them at a press conference.
This Friday there will be a demo in solidarity with the accused. Other activities of solidarity have been happening these last days.
Ten of the 17 were arrested in 2008 and tortured after arrest, the other seven were arrested when arriving to court.