The Ministry of Equality has confirmed three new crimes due to gender violence in Madrid, Barcelona, and Guipuzcoa this Wednesday, and the number of women murdered by this crisis in 2023 will rise to 18 and 1,202 deaths since 2003.
On Tuesday, the government delegation confirmed this Tuesday that the woman who was murdered on May 6 in Manresa (Barcelona) is a femicide, bringing the number of victims of sexual violence to 17. The woman was pregnant. The Mossos d’Esquadra arrested the victim’s partner on Monday for his alleged links to the incidents.
Sources in the investigation told Europa Press that the Orio crime, which killed a woman and her former partner, could have been committed with a sawed-off shotgun. Security Councillor, Josu Erkoreka, confirmed that the alleged killer of a 50-year-old woman shot her ex-boyfriend, whom she had met, at close range with a tamper-evident shotgun and killed himself instantly. Same weapon.
In a press conference presented at the Ertzentza police station in Erandio (Bizkaia), Erkoreka released these figures about the incidents in Orio, which she explained would be crimes of gender violence. This year 2023 will be the first death of gender violence in the Basque Country.
The counselor has confirmed, iaboutthe murder victim, that there was no precedent of gender violence or sexual violence and in the case of the alleged perpetrator of the incidents, there was no record of “any alleged offense or” of gender violence Erkoreka indicated that this man, who lived in Zarautz, had an arms license and used to “commit the murder”, a manipulator shotgun belonging to his property, which he had inherited from his father. As he explained, both the assailant and the victim, who were ex-partners, had met, and “for reasons that are still unknown and are being investigated,” the alleged killer accused his ex-partner of molestation. Fired the weapon and immediately shot himself.
The victim, a resident of Orio, with two children, an adult male, and a minor girl, this year is the first death of gender violence in the Basque Country in 2023, as indicated by Ercoreca, which has expressed regret and condemned “the still alleged crime of gender violence, which is particularly abhorrent and abhorrent in Basque society at this time”.
Both Montero and the Government’s representative against gender violence, Victoria Rosell, have expressed their complete condemnation and disapproval of these sexist killings and have transferred all their support to the relatives and friends of the victim. Both have, moreover, requested all-out efforts from the institutions, administration, and the entire society to come in time and avoid more deaths.
In the same way, he reminds us that the telephone number is 016, the online consultation via the email at [email protected], the WhatsApp channel at the number 600 000 016, and the online chat is accessible from the violenciagenero website. .gob.es/, continues to operate normally 24 hours a day, every day of the week, and you can access it from 08:00 to 22, as well as advice on the resources available and the rights of victims of sexual violence Can request legal advice: 00 hours every day of the week, attention in 53 languages and service adapted to possible disability situations.
Also remember that in an emergency you can call 112 or the emergency telephone numbers of the National Police (091) and the Civil Guard (062) and if calling is not possible and the danger in such a situation, you can use the ALERTCOPS application Due to which an alert signal with geolocation will be sent to the police.
“These means of assistance can be activated by the victim and by anyone who knows or suspects a case of gender violence. It is the duty of the whole society,” he recalled equitably.