Batasuna says it has dissolved


The Basque independence party Batasuna has announced its dissolution at a press conference in Bayonne, southwest France.

A spokesman said yesterday only legal means would now be used to achieve the freedom of the Basque Country.

Batasuna was banned in Spain 10 years ago for its links with the terrorist group Eta. In 2011, Eta ended its armed campaign, in which more than 800 people died.