Otegi faces jail again for 'glorifying terrorism'

10th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

10 November 2005, MADRID — The leader of the banned Basque separatist party Batasuna faces 17 months in jail for allegedly glorifying terrorism.

10 November 2005

MADRID — The leader of the banned Basque separatist party Batasuna faces 17 months in jail for allegedly glorifying terrorism.

Arnaldo Otegi is charged with paying homage to ETA terrorist José Miguel Beñarán Ordeñana in December 2003. The ETA member died in 1978.

Batasuna was the political wing of ETA until it was banned.

Otegi will face trial in the Audiencia Nacional, Spain's highest terrorist court.

The prosecutor in the case has called for him to be jailed for 17 months if convicted. Otegi denies the charges.

Otegi already faces one year in jail after being convicted of calling King Juan Carlos the 'chief of the torturers'.

He is to appeal against the charge.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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