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05MADRID3490 2005-10-04 13:46:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Madrid
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VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION

Tags:   CVIS KVPR PTER ASEC CMGT PINR PREL AGUIRRE GARCIA HARRIET ET AL 
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					  UNCLAS MADRID 003490 

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 AGUIRRE GARCIA HARRIET ET AL
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION



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



2. DAILY PRESS REPORTED OCT. 4, 2005 THAT FRENCH
ANTITERRORIST POLICE (DNAT) IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPANISH
POLICE CONDUCTED AN OPERATION IN AURILLAC, SOUTH-
CENTRAL FRANCE, THAT ENDED IN THE ARREST OF THREE ETA
SUSPECTS, ONE OF THEM ALLEGEDLY A HIGH RANKING MEMBER
IN ETA'S MILITARY STRUCTURE. IN THE OPERATION THE
POLICE ALSO SEIZED TWO PISTOLS, TWO SHOTGUNS, A "CETME"
ASSAULT RIFLE, TWO RIFLES, A GRENADE LAUNCHER,
ELECTRONIC SUPPLIES, DEVICES FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF
BOMBS, TOOLS FOR STEALING VEHICLES AND VARIOUS
DOCUMENTS.



3. NAME: AGUIRRE GARCIA, HARRIET

- ALIAS: "HARRY" AND ALSO "LUKAS"
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: MAR 29, 1979, SAN SEBASTIAN, GUIPUZCOA,
SPAIN
- CLASS: POSITIVE
- HE HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE ETA MEMBER SINCE 1995. HE
FLED TO FRANCE IN 2002 AND WAS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE THE
LIEUTENANT OF ETA'S MILITARY LEADER GARIKOITZ ASPIAZU,
ALIAS "TXEROKI". IN ADDITION TO OTHER TERRORIST-RELATED
CRIMES, HE IS ACCUSED OF PARTICIPATING IN THE MURDER OF
THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LASARTE, FROILAN ELESPE
IN MARCH 2001. THE SPANISH NATIONAL COURT HAD ISSUED
AN INTERNATIONAL WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST.



4. NAME: MENDIZABAL MUGICA, IDOIA

- ALIAS: "ILARGI"
- GENDER: FEMALE
- DPOB: JUNE 19, 1977, LAZKAO, GUIPUZCOA, SPAIN
- CLASS: POSITIVE
- SPANISH POLICE BELIEVE MENDIZABAL WAS NOW PART OF
ETA'S MILITARY NETWORK. SHE IS INCLUDED IN MULTIPLE
INDICTMENTS RELATED TO TERRORISM INCLUDING HER
PARTICIPATION IN ETA'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN IN TOURIST
AREAS OF SPAIN, THE CAMPAIGN OF BOMB-LETTERS TO
JOURNALISTS AND THE PLACING OF A MAGNETIC BOMB ON THE
CAR OF EDUARDO MADINA, A SPANISH SOCIALIST PARTY YOUTH
LEADER, WHO WAS SEVERELY INJURED.



5. NAME: GARMENDIA LACUNZA, ALBERTO

- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: FEB. 13, 1979, LIZARRAGA, SPAIN
- CLASS: NEGATIVE
- GARMENDIA HAS NO PENDING CHARGES IN SPAIN. HIS
NAME APPEARED IN DOCUMENTATION ASSOCIATED WITH ETA
LEADER IBON FERNANDEZ IRADI, WHO WAS ARRESTED IN
FRANCE.

AGUIRRE