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Legal News
28 Oct 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Judge Juan Pablo Gonzalez of Spain's National Court [CJA backgrounder] charged five suspected leaders of the Basque separatist movement Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [BBC backgrounder] Tuesday with crimes against humanity for their participation in the 2004 attacks that left 12 people dead. Specifically, the group is alleged to have … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A UK judge ruled Tuesday that a convicted member of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [JURIST news archive] can be extradited to Spain. In his ruling, Judge Howard Riddle said there had been no abuse of process in Antoio Troitino's case, and he could receive a … [read more]


Legal News
2 Mar 2015
by Peter Snyder

The Spanish government has requested that the US use diplomatic discussions with Cuba regarding the country's removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism [State Dept. list] blacklist to seek the extradition of two members of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [Britannica backgrounder; JURIST news archive] residing in … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Spain's Interior Ministry [official website] on Monday arrested [press release, in Spanish] 16 individuals for alleged connections with Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], an armed Basque separatist group. Twelve of the individuals arrested were lawyers, while the other four were treasurers for a group that … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jan 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment, in French] Wednesday that children of married couples in Italy must be allowed to carry their mother's surname. The court found that restricting a child's surname to that of its father violated Article 8 (right to respect for … [read more]


Legal News
15 Nov 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Spanish National Court [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday ordered the release of 13 members of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in compliance with a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruling [judgment; press release, PDF] made last … [read more]


Legal News
8 Nov 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] Spain's National Court [official website, in Spanish] in Madrid on Friday ordered nine imprisoned members of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] released in compliance with a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruling [judgment; press release, PDF] made last … [read more]


Legal News
21 Oct 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website;] ruled [judgment; press release, PDF] Monday that Spain must release a member of the Basque Separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] because her detention violates EU law. Ines del Rio Prada was convicted of plotting … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013
by Andrew Morgan

In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the Taliban … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jan 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A Scottish court on Monday granted a request to extradite an alleged member of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [Global Security backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to France. Benat Atorrasagasti Ordonez, who had relocated to Scotland in 2001, was sentenced in absentia [BBC report] by a French … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2012
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] The French police, the French Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI) [official website, in French] and the Spanish Civil Guard [official website, in Spanish] arrested [press release, in Spanish] Isaskun Lesaka, one of the three suspected leaders of the Basque separatist movement Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [Global Security backgrounder; … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jul 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] Scottish police on Friday arrested [Spain Interior Ministry report, in Spanish] Benat Atorrasagasti Ordonez, a member of the Basque separatist movement Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] who has been wanted by Spain authorities since 2001. Ordonez was a "carrier" for ETA between 1996 and 2001, … [read more]


Legal News
7 Nov 2011
by Jamie Davis

[JURIST] A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former military leader of the Basque separatist group ETA [BBC profile], Francisco Javier Garcia Gatzelu, alias Txapote, to 105 years in prison for ordering the murder of Socialist politician Fernando Buesa and his bodyguard Jorge Diez in 2000. The two men were … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The Collective of Basque Political Prisoners (EPPK) on Friday released a statement [text, in Spanish] supporting the 2010 Guernica agreement [PDF, in Spanish] and called for the Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] to commit to a permanent truce. The EPPK is comprised of 700 Spanish and French prisoners, … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] The Spanish National Court on Thursday sentenced [text, PDF, in Spanish] a former Basque separatist to 10 years in prison for terrorism and trying to resurrect a banned political wing of Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The court found [El Pais report, in Spanish] that … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2011
by LaToya Sawyer

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official site, in Spanish] on Wednesday denied legal status to new political party, Sortu, in response to the government's concerns that its links to the Basque separatist group ETA [Global Security backgrounder; JURIST news archive] had not been completely severed. ETA is an organization committed … [read more]


Legal News
17 Dec 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A French court on Friday sentenced former Basque separatist leader Mikel Albizu Iriarte to 20 years in prison. Iriarte, also known as "Antza," was the leader of ETA [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive], an organization blamed for the deaths of 829 people. Iriarte's partner Soledad Iparragirre Genetxea, also known … [read more]


Legal News
1 Dec 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] A French appeals court on Wednesday sentenced former Basque separatist leader, Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea, to seven years in prison for association with a terrorist organization. Urrutikoetxea is a former member of the Basque regional parliament and led the ETA [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] until 2006. He was convicted … [read more]


Legal News
26 Oct 2010
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A group of Spanish police officers went on trial Tuesday for the alleged torture of two ETA activists [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in Basque. The alleged victims, Igor Portu and Mattin Sarasola, were convicted and sentenced to 1,040 years in prison [JURIST report] after an airport bombing in … [read more]


Legal News
21 May 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The Spanish National Court on Friday convicted [judgment, PDF; in Spanish] three members of the Basque separatist group ETA [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on charges relating to a 2006 bombing in Madrid. Mattin Sarasola, Igor Portu, and Mikel San Sebastian were found guilty of murder, attempted murder, and … [read more]

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