Eight Basques jailed on terrorism charges

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PARIS, Feb 12, 2007 (AFP) , Eight Basque militants, five Spanish and three French nationals, were on Monday sentenced in a Paris criminal court to between three to 16 years in prison on terrorism-related charges.

PARIS, Feb 12, 2007 (AFP)

Eight Basque militants, five Spanish and three French nationals, were on Monday sentenced in a Paris criminal court to between three to 16 years in prison on terrorism-related charges.

Inaki Lizundia-Alvarez, a former municipal councillor for Batasuna, the political arm of the Basque seperatist group ETA, received the heaviest sentence of 16 years' jail for having attacked a Basque police officer.

Juan Carasatorre-Aldaz, suspected of being an ETA leader, and Jose-Ramon Lete-Alberdi, charged with leading ETA's arms dealing and car theft activities in France, both received 13-year prison terms.

Two other French nationals, Gabriel Saez Totoricaguena and Laurenxa Beyrie, were sentenced to 10 years, while Nerea Garaizar-San Martin received a seven-year sentence for participating in several ETA units.

Finally, Miren Orcolaga-Echaniz, a Spanish national, was sentenced to four years, while French national Patxi Etchart-Cacouteguy received a suspended sentence of three years with two years probation.

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Subject: French news, ETA, Terrorism

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