José María Calleja

José María Calleja

José María Fernández Calleja (16 May 1955 – 21 April 2020) was a Spanish journalist, political prisoner during the Francisco Franco era[clarification needed] and anti-ETA activist.

He was born in Ponferrada. Until the end of the ETA's activity, he had to live with bodyguards as he was under threat of death from the Basque terrorist group.

Calleja died in Madrid, aged 64, after suffering from COVID-19, on 21 April 2020.[1]


  1. ^ José María Calleja fallece por coronavirus (in Spanish) Retrieved 21 April 2020