Born in: Euskadi
Age: 55
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Owner of a mechanical workshop
Date of the attack: 09/04/1979
Place of the attack: Ordizia
Guilties: Eugenio Antonio Irastorza Fernández, Agustín Cortés Lorenzo
Weapon: Gun
Killed by: ETA


Dionisio Imaz Gorostiza was working in the small mechanic’s workshop he owned, when two ETA members wearing hoods walked in. The terrorists, who were wearing hoods, came up behind the car and shot Dionisio through the back window. He was struck eight times and died instantly. The assailants made their getaway in a vehicle in which a third terrorist was waiting.

ETA gave Dionisio’s pro-Franco ideology as its justification for the killing. For years afterwards, his wife and daughter endured harassment from groups close to ETA, who painted slogans on their house on several occasions.