Spain Court Frees 13 ETA Members under Rights Ruling
[An Nahar] A Spanish court on Thursday freed a further 13 nabbed
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members of Basque armed separatist group ETA, a court source said, under a rights ruling that has outraged victims' families.
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Many Spaniards are outraged by the release of ETA prisoners convicted of deadly shootings and bombings in a violent campaign to carve out an independent Basque homeland in northern Spain and southwestern La Belle France.
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled last month that Spain had acted illegally by retroactively cutting short the years of remission that an ETA prisoner had earned from good behavior.
Dozens of ETA members and other violent convicts had their remissions cut short under the same policy, and they are now demanding their release under the European court ruling.
Posted by: Fred 2013-11-15