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Fugitive Ex-leader of ETA Detained in France: Spain Interior Ministry

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7Dnews London

Thu, 16 May 2019 07:46 GMT

A fugitive former leader of the Basque separatist group ETA was arrested in France on Thursday, May 16th after being on the run for years, AFP has reported citing Spain's Interior Ministry.

Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea Bengoetxea, aka Josu Ternera and who was once ETA's political chief, was detained "in the early hours of the morning today in Sallanches in the French Alps," the ministry said.

ETA killed more than 800 people in more than four decades of violence for an independent Basque state.


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