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Spain's ETA Urged to Abandon Violence

Six jailed, former senior leaders of the armed Basque separatist group ETA have urged it to abandon violence, saying that after decades of bombings and shootings ETA has finally been defeated by Spanish security forces, a newspaper said Tuesday. “The armed struggle that we carry out today does not work,” the six men said in a letter to ETA’s clandestine leadership, according to the Pamplona newspaper Diario de Noticias. Instead, the letter said, ETA should step aside and let pro-independence politicians work through Spain’s existing institutions to try to achieve ETA’s goal of a sovereign Basque nation straddling land in northern Spain and southwest France.Full Story

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