July 29, 2020

France to free ex-leader of Basque group ETA

Paris (AFP) – The former leader of Basque separatist group ETA will be freed under house arrest after being held in France since May 2019, the Paris appeals court ruled on Wednesday.Josu Ternera, 69, is the target of Spanish extradition requests and a European arrest warrant. The French court said he would be freed on Thursday under house arrest in Paris while wearing an electronic bracelet.Ternera, whose real name is Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea Bengoetxea, was a top figure in ETA, which for decades waged a violent independence campaign that killed hundreds of people.He was convicted in absenti…

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