Police call for ministers to quit over Eta interview

8th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 February 2007, MADRID — A police union criticised on Thursday the security surrounding Spain's most notorious terrorist.

8 February 2007

MADRID — A police union criticised on Thursday the security surrounding Spain's most notorious terrorist.

Jose Ignacio de Juana Chaos, an Eta killer who served 18 years for 25 murders, is on hunger strike in hospital.

He is protesting at a further sentence for 12 years imposed for writing letters which made terrorist threats.

But De Juana Chaos gave an interview to the British daily The Times this week from his high security hospital bed.

In the interview, he called for renewed dialogue to end the Basque conflict.

The United Police Union said the way in which De Juana Chaos was held "did not meet the minimum security conditions".

The union called for the resignation of the prisons minister, the interior minister and the deputy prime minister.    

An investigation has been launched by the interior ministry into how the newspaper got the interview.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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