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:


Nowadays, there are no studies which can quantify exactly the complete number of wounded people as a result of the violence carried out by the States. According to data offered by the Basque Government, between the years 1960 and 2013, 746 people were wounded by security forces, and other 426 by paramilitary and extreme right groups.

But the reality is much wider. As an example, in only one day, the 3rd of march of 1976, in the massacre of Vitoria-Gasteiz, 60 people were wounded in 15 minutes (44 of them with bullet wounds).

Oficially recognized:

The 107/2012 Decree of the Basque Autonomous Region gives recognition to 66 wounded people between 1960 and 1978, 55 of them caused by firearms, and the rest by rubber bullets. This report shows only a small sample of the reality.