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Portugal jails alleged ETA member for 12 years

Portugal jails alleged ETA member for 12 years

A Portuguese court has found an alleged Basque separatist militant guilty of terror-related crimes and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.
The court of Caldas da Rainha, north of Lisbon, condemned Andoni Zengotitabengoa for belonging to a terrorist organization, possession of explosives, document falsification, vehicle theft and resisting arrest by trying to run over a police officer while escaping.
Zengotitabengoa, a Spanish citizen, was found guilty of hiding 3,300 pounds (1,500 kilograms) of explosives at a hideout and bomb-making factory of the separatist movement ETA in Obidos, one of the largest hauls ever linked to the separatists, the court judgment said late Friday.
Zengotitabengoa was arrested in March 2010 while trying to flee to Venezuela with fake documents.


Updated : 2021-06-18 01:05 GMT+08:00