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Supreme court cuts sentences of 37 ETA activists

Latest update : 2009-05-27

Spain's supreme court has cut the sentences of 37 Basque activists convicted in 2007 in the country's biggest trial linked to the armed separatist group ETA, and confirmed the acquital of nine others.

ETA - Spain's supreme court Monday cut the sentences of 37 Basque activists convicted in 2007 in the country's biggest trial linked to the armed separatist group ETA, and confirmed the acquitals of nine others.
   
The biggest reduction in sentence was handed down to Jose Luis Elkoro, the head of a company that published an ETA-linked newspaper, Egin, and whose term cut from 24 years to eight.
   
In December 2007 Spain's anti-terrorism court convicted 47 people of supporting ETA. A total of 52 people were on trial, but five were found not guilty.
   
On April 30, the supreme court released nine of the 47 and upheld the sentences of the 38 others.
   
All belong to various organisations accused of ties to ETA, including a political group, Kas-Ekin, a newspaper, Egin, an international organisation, Xaki, and another which sought to stir civil disobedience, the Joxemi Zumalabe Foundation.
   
ETA is blamed for 825 killings over the past 40 years in its campaign to establish an independent Basque nation across parts of northwestern Spain and southwestern France.

Date created : 2009-05-27

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