Basque leader to face trial for ETA role Tom Henry at 11:29 AM ET
[JURIST] A Spanish High Court judge ruled Thurday that there was adequate evidence to bring Arnaldo Otegi and a fellow member of the Batasuna party [Wikipedia entry] to trial after prosecuters alleged that the two men were ETA [Wikipedia entry] leaders. The charges, brought just days after Otegi was released on bail [JURIST report], may have the effect of bringing the recent peace process between the Spanish government and the Basque separatists to a halt after talks were recently agreed to on condition that ETA lay down its arms. Reuters has more.
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