Isaías Carrasco Miguel was a 43 year old former town councillor of Arrasate-Mondragón in the Basque Countries. Today, at 13.30, he was brutally shot down in front of his house and with his wife and daughter as witnesses.
The political parties of Spain are stopping their election campaigns and thus cancel the last meetings originally planned for tonight.
As a former town councillor (2003-07) Carrasco had the right to a body guard but had decided to do without. Obviously, he did not appreciate what cowards terrorists can be when selecting their victims.
ETA has hereby entered into the election campaign in the most disgusting way. To murder a democratically elected politican is an act which all political forces must immediately condemn. In Catalonia, this has already been done, unanimously. I understand why there is Basque nationalism, but there are no excuses for terrorism.