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Description

Born in: Euskadi
Age: 54
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Financial Director of Diario Vasco
Date of the attack: 24/05/2001
Place of the attack: Donostia
Guilties: Luis María Carrasco Aseginolaza, Ibon Etxezarreta Etxaniz, Francisco Javier Makazaga Asurmendi, Oskarbi Jáuregui Amundarain
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Shortly after half past eight on the morning of 24 May 2001, the financial director of El Diario Vasco newspaper, Santiago Oleaga Elejabarrieta, was shot seven times from behind by two ETA terrorists.
That morning, Santiago had driven to the Fundación Matía medical centre in the El Antiguo district of San Sebastián, which he had been attending for a month for rehabilitation on a shoulder injury contracted while playing pelota. The ETA members were waiting for him close to the medical centre and opened fire on him as soon as he parked his car and got out. Santiago did not have a bodyguard. He had received no threats and was not thought to be on ETA’s hitlist.

Santiago Oleaga was 54 years old and was married with two children. He was born in Durango (Vizcaya), and had been working for the paper for 25 years, first as the head of administration and then as the financial director, a position he held until his death.