The violence forms used by the States in the context of the Baque political conflict throughout the last decades are diverse and plural. That is why the victims caused by these violences are also diverse and plural.
It is a complex task to try to enumerate each of them, since each person that has experienced the consequences of the conflict can offer a various kind of nuances about the violence they have suffered from (which is completely necessary).
Despite this, taking into account the number of deaths, tortures and wounded people by State violence can offer an estimated photograph of the reality:
The number of deaths that the violence carried out by the Spanish and French States has generated is 364.
1. Deaths by States’ agents: 219
2. Deaths by dirty war: 78
3. Deaths by exceptional political measures applied: 63
4. Deats by fascists and right-wing extremism atacks: 4
Moreover, it should also be taken into account that at least other 115 people have lost their lives in circumstances related to the basque conflict (armed confrontations, accidents…).
According to the international law, not all these sufferings can be considered as violations of human rights. Nevertheless, in regard to the definitive overcoming of the basque political conflict, it is important to know and consider these sufferings and to make sure they are also part of the legacy, in order to definitively overcome the conflict.
Level of official recognition of the dead victims:
Only 82 victims have been officially recognized, the 22,5% of the total.
In addition, the Spanish State has many times blocked initiaves for recognition and truth seeking: