Jon Idigoras


Age: 69

Summary: Basque militant considered as one of the Basque region's most prominent and hard-line pro-independence militants who was a historic leader of Herri Batasuna, a party considered as the political wing of the armed separatist group, who was convicted of terrorism and sentenced to a seven-year prison term in 1997 but who was indicted again in January 2005 on charges of belonging to ETA, a group claiming responsibility for 800 killings that has been fighting since the late 1960's for an independent homeland in the Basque region.

Cause of Death: Lung disease

Born: May 3, 1936

Died: June 3, 2005

Bilbao, Spain