Arnaldo Otegi

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On January 11th, relatives of Basque prisoners demand the transfer of Eta prisoners to jails near their homes. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty

Spain’s government faces accusations of pandering to separatists and conniving with the political heirs of terrorist group Eta as it attempts to maint(...)

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez (centre) walking with  Basque Socialist Party candidate Idoia Mendia (second right) before  a Basque Country regional election rally in Vitoria, northern Spain. Photograph:  EPA/David Aguilar

Spain holds its first elections since Covid-19 struck this Sunday, and both scheduled ballots have been overshadowed by concerns about new outbreaks o(...)

Girls skate next to a graffiti reading in Basque “ETA, the people with you” in the Spanish Basque village of Hernani. The militant separatist group announced its dissolution earlier this month. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

Within a week of the disbandment in early May of the separatist terrorist group Eta, the Basque Country’s parliament started debating proposals for a (...)

Masked members of the Basque separatist group Eta at a news conference in an unknown location in October 2011. Photograph: Gara via AP

A group of civil intermediaries is expected to inform the French authorities in Bayonne on Saturday morning of the whereabouts of several arms caches (...)

Masked members of the Basque separatist group Eta hold up their fists in unison in this 2011 file photograph taken at an unknown location. Photograph: AP Photo/Gara via AP

Basque separatist organisation Eta has announced plans to disarm fully, more than five years after formally ending its campaign of violence. “Eta has(...)

Five years ago today the Basque group Eta declared a “definitive cessation” of its armed campaign for Basque independence which had cost more than 800(...)

Podemos  leader Pablo Iglesias (centre) at an election campaign rally in the Basque Country with party candidate Pilar Zabala (in white, on his left). Photograph: Miguel Tona/EPA

It is raining in Bilbao as politicians from the Podemos party prepare for a campaign event on the banks of the Nervión river ahead of tomorrow’s Basqu(...)

Arnaldo Otegi has served several prison terms related to his involvement in the Basque radical left movement. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

An electoral authority has ruled that Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi cannot run as a candidate in an upcoming regional election due to a c(...)

Arnaldo Otegi: “I think people want to see in me a reference point to cling to, someone who represents their values, their projects, their principles, but that’s asking an enormous amount, that’s frightening.”

As he gazes out across the Bay of Biscay from a restaurant in San Sebastián, Arnaldo Otegi ponders why many Basque nationalists expect so much of him.(...)

Basque leader Arnaldo Otegi speaks to  supporters after being released from prison on Tuesday. “This is an historic day, we’ll definitely remember this day for years to come,” one supporter said. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

Arnaldo Otegi, a leading Basque separatist figure who has long been seen as a major influence on the terrorist group Eta, has been freed after six yea(...)

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