ETA terrorist ends hunger strike after two months
9 October 2006, MADRID — Convicted ETA terrorist José Ignacio de Juana Chaos has given up his hunger strike after two months.
9 October 2006
MADRID — Convicted ETA terrorist José Ignacio de Juana Chaos has given up his hunger strike after two months.
Juana Chaos started refusing solids on 7 August.
He had been moved to a hospital in Madrid, from a prison hospital in Algeciras because his life was threatened by lack of food.
Street violence erupted in the Basque Country after it appeared de Juana Chaos might lose his life.
If the veteran ETA terrorist had died, it might have endangered the fledgling peace process.
ETA declared a 'permanent ceasefire' in March, heralding hopes of an end to an armed struggle which has lasted nearly 40 years and claimed more than 800 lives.
Juana Chaos, who has served over 20 years in prison for killing 25 people in a series of attacks, is due to stand trial on 27 October for making terrorist threats from behind bars.
He had staged the hunger strike because he claimed he should have been released from prison having served his time.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news