September 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 16, 2008, the Supreme Court of Spain banned the Basque Nationalist Action Party (ANV) from taking part in any political activities in the country due to its alleged ties to ETA, the armed Basque separatist movement. According to a request filed by prosecutors in January, evidence ...[read more]
March 3, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The Spanish National Court on Tuesday sentenced a former Basque separatist party leader to two years in prison for promoting terrorism. The court found that comments made during a 2005 speech by Arnaldo Otegi, a former leader of Batasuna, the political wing of ETA, praised the terrorist acts ...[read more]
July 1, 2009
by Eszter Bardi
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday upheldSpain's ban of Basque political groups Batasuna and Herri Batasuna for their alleged ties to Basque separatist group ETA. In Herri Batasuna and Batasuna v. Spain, the ECHR considered the political groups' argument that... ...[read more]
February 9, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
Spain's Supreme Court on Sunday unanimously banned the Basque separatist political groups Democracy 3 Million (D3M) and Askatasuna from participation in the coming March elections. The court found that Askatasuna was a fraudulent instrument used to give continuity to the activities of poli... ...[read more]
January 12, 2009
by Tarah Park
A Spanish court on Monday dismissed the case against Basque Regional Prime Minister Juan Jos Ibarretxe. He and the two leaders of the Basque socialist party were charged with illegally communicating with the banned Batasuna party, the political wing of the militant ETA in a failed attempt a... ...[read more]
January 8, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Spanish court on Thursday began the trial of three Basque leaders accused of meeting illegally with members of the Batasuna party to negotiate a ceasefire with the illegal Basque separatist group ETA. Basque President Juan Jose Ibarretxe and two senior members of the Basque branch of Prime ...[read more]
October 7, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Officials at the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country announced Monday that three of the region's political leaders, including its president, will stand trial for meeting publicly with members of the Batasuna party to negotiate a ceasefire with the illegal Basque separatist group ETA... ...[read more]
September 17, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The Spanish Supreme Court announced Tuesday it has banned the Basque Nationalist Action Party (ANV) from taking part in any political activities in the country, because of its alleged ties to ETA, the armed Basque separatist movement. According to a request filed by prosecutors in January, ...[read more]
February 11, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
Spanish police on Monday arrested 13 suspected members of Batasuna, the banned political arm of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, one month before Spain's March general elections. The same Spanish National Court judge who ordered Monday's arrests last week banned two Basque political... ...[read more]
February 8, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
A Spanish National Court judge Friday blocked two Basque political parties from fielding candidates in Spain's March general elections, ruling that the parties were connected to ETA, the armed Basque separatist movement. Judge Baltasar Garzon found that Batasuna, ETA's banned political ar... ...[read more]

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