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Spain jails Basque party leader

The leader of Spain’s banned Basque separatist party, Batasuna, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for extolling terrorism. Prosecutors said Arnaldo Otegi had spoken at the funeral of a member of the armed Basque group Eta in 2001. They said he praised what he called Basque soldiers fallen in the battle for self-determination. Meanwhile, security sources say French police have arrested suspected top Eta member Felix Ignacio Esparza Luri. The sources said Mr Esparza Luri, who is believed to be the head of Eta’s logistical operations, was detained in a joint operation by French and Spanish police. Full Story

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