Spain Says Suspected ETA Killer Arrested in Britain
[An Nahar] British police Friday tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
a suspected member of the armed Basque separatist group ETA
ETA or Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (English: Basque Homeland and Freedom) is an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organization that has been around since 1959. It demands independence from Spain and La Belle France for the Greater Basque Country. The group is proscribed as a terrorist organization by most civilized countries. More than 700 members of the organization are incarcerated in prisons in Spain, La Belle Fränce, and other countries, though members do seem to find ready hospitality in Venezuela.
who is accused of taking part in several killings, the Spanish government said.
The suspect, 45-year-old Raul Angel Fuentes Villota, was tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in Liverpool under a European arrest warrant in an operation assisted by Spanish police, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Spain has been hunting Fuentes Villota since 1995 over his membership of an ETA unit in the Basque Country region of Biscay and his alleged participation in killings, the ministry said.
It was the latest in a string of arrests of ETA activists that have hobbled the network, listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and United States.
Only on Thursday, French police arrested another suspected ETA member, Inaki Imaz Muduate, in southwestern La Belle France.
ETA announced a year ago that it had abandoned violence after more than 800 killings in a four-decade campaign for an independent homeland in northern Spain and southwestern La Belle France.
ETA has refused, however, to bow to Spanish and French demands that it disband and disarm.
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