Basque Militant ETA Chief Arrested After 17 Years on the Run


A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday in a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spanish authorities said, proudly announcing the capture of a man accused of crimes against humanity. José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, has been the most wanted ETA member since 2002. Prosecutors said he will be brought before the Paris prosecutor’s office on Friday. Since he was convicted in absentia, Ternera has the right to request a new trial.

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Associated Press