One of most wanted ETA separatists held in France

(VOVworld) – One of the most wanted members of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested on Monday in south-western France, Spanish officials said.

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A sticker reading in Spanish (top) and Basque "No to ETA" lies on the ground as thousands of Spaniards gather to protest in Madrid on October 27, 2013. (Photo: AFP)

Sabin Mendizabal Plazaola, 34, who had been on the run for six years, was held in Saint-Palais on an international arrest warrant for allegedly injuring a Spanish police officer who had been chasing him. Spain’s Interior Ministry said that he was on the most wanted list of ETA members for supporting to one of the group’s most active units, “Commando Donosti,” which operated in the San Sebastian region.
He disappeared in 2009 after a Spanish court sentenced him to prison for throwing Molotov cocktails at a business owned by the mayor of Vitoria in 2005.


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