Basque separatist chief jailed in France, day after capture

A poster with the face of Basque separatist militant Josu Ternera is attached to a wall in his home town of Ugao-Miraballes, Spain, Thursday, May 16,

A poster with the face of Basque separatist militant Josu Ternera is attached to a wall in his home town of Ugao-Miraballes, Spain, Thursday, May 16,

People protest during a gathering in support of Basque separatist militant Josu Ternera in his home town of Ugao-Miraballes, Spain, Thursday, May 16,

People protest during a gathering in support of Basque separatist militant Josu Ternera in his home town of Ugao-Miraballes, Spain, Thursday, May 16,

FILE - In this Sept.3, 2000 file photo, Jose Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, a leader of the Basque separatist grou

FILE - In this Sept.3, 2000 file photo, Jose Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, a leader of the Basque separatist grou

PARIS (AP) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA has been jailed in France, a day after his arrest in a French Alpine town ended 17 years on the run.

A French judicial official said Josu Ternera, the most wanted ETA member since 2002, was transferred to Paris, formally notified of the arrest warrant and ordered jailed. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly.

Ternera was arrested Thursday in the town of Sallanches.

He was convicted in absentia in 2017 in France for involvement in a terrorist group and sentenced to eight years in prison. He has the right to request a new trial.

Spain says it will ask France to extradite Ternera to stand trial for alleged crimes against humanity and multiple killings before he completes a French sentence.