November 15, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Spanish National Court on Thursday ordered the release of 13 members of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) in compliance with a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling made last month. In its ruling, the ECHR determined that Ines del Rio Prada "served a longer term of ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Spain's National Court in Madrid on Friday ordered nine imprisoned members of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) released in compliance with a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling made last month. In its order, the court determined that the case of the nine ETA ...[read more]
October 21, 2013
by Max Slater
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Monday that Spain must release a member of the Basque Separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) because her detention violates EU law. Ines del Rio Prada was convicted of plotting ETA terrorist attacks in the 1980s and was due for release in 2008 ...[read more]
January 7, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A Scottish court on Monday granted a request to extradite an alleged member of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) to France. Benat Atorrasagasti Ordonez, who had relocated to Scotland in 2001, was sentenced in absentia by a French court in 2008 to five years imprisonment on ...[read more]
October 28, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
The French police, the French Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI) and the Spanish Civil Guard arrested Isaskun Lesaka, one of the three suspected leaders of the Basque separatist movement Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), early on Sunday. Lesaka and another member of the ETA were ...[read more]
July 15, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Scottish police on Friday arrested Benat Atorrasagasti Ordonez, a member of the Basque separatist movement Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) who has been wanted by Spain authorities since 2001. Ordonez was a "carrier" for ETA between 1996 and 2001, responsible for transporting people and materials ...[read more]
November 7, 2011
by Jamie Davis
A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former military leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, 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 killed in ...[read more]
September 24, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Collective of Basque Political Prisoners (EPPK) on Friday released a statement supporting the 2010 Guernica agreement and called for the Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) to commit to a permanent truce. The EPPK is comprised of 700 Spanish and French prisoners, of varying levels of leadership in the ...[read more]
September 16, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
The Spanish National Court on Thursday sentenced a former Basque separatist to 10 years in prison for terrorism and trying to resurrect a banned political wing of Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA). The court found that Arnaldo Otegi acted on orders from ETA to create an organization that would replace ...[read more]
March 24, 2011
by LaToya Sawyer
The Spanish Supreme Court 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 had not been completely severed. ETA is an organization committed to fighting for full nationhood of the Basque ...[read more]

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