Two Eta terrorist suspects arrested in France

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14 February 2006, MONTLUCON, FRANCE — Two suspected members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA were arrested in central France where they had been living for several months.

14 February 2006

MONTLUCON, FRANCE — Two suspected members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA were arrested in central France where they had been living for several months.

Police arrested Spaniards Gotzon Alcalde Etxeandia and Leire Etxeterria Simarro as they were leaving their house in Montlucon.

The pair were allegedly involved in forging identity documents and had been under surveillance since August 2005.

Etxeterria, 28, had been a fugitive since 2000 when a Spanish court sentenced her to eight years in prison for setting fire to a bus, seriously
injuring the driver.

ETA has been blamed for about 800 deaths since 1968 in its armed struggle for an independent Basque state comprising parts of northern Spain and
southwestern France.

It has been weakened by the arrests in France and Spain of several of its alleged leaders in recent years.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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