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Jon Idígoras, 69, a Founder of the Herri Batasuna Basque Party, Is Dead

Jon Idígoras, a founder of the Basque separatist party that is considered the political arm of the militant group ETA, died Friday at the Vicente San Sebastián de Deusto Clinic in Bilbao, Spain. He was 69, and lived in nearby Amorebieta. The cause was complications from a respiratory illness, said Juan Petrikorena, a spokesman for the party. Mr. Idígoras began his political career in the underground workers groups that agitated against the authoritarian rule of Gen. Francisco Franco, who governed Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. Full Story

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