Iker Acero was arrested on suspicions of cooperation with ETA

The Spanish surfing champion Iker Acero was released from prision on bail but is accused by the National Spanish Court of helping finance Segi, an unauthorized arm of the separatist armed group ETA.


His conditional freedom status also applies to Alberto Martínez Artola Arkaitz Gutiérrez, the other man arrested alongside with the spanish surfer. Iker Acero was arrested by the Civil Guard in the Basque Country (Spain) due to strong suspicions of connection with a website that was used to finance Segi.

The High Court asked for the custody of three suspects, but the judge decided to keep them on probation with the obligation to appear in court every night, arguing that there is no risk of committing new crimes.

The arrest of Iker Acero occurred on the same day that ETA had exploded a bomb outside the Civil Guard barracks, in Burgos, and days before a another bomb killef two policemen in the spanish island of Majorca.