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Spain jails eight suspects linked to separatist group

Published on Jan 14, 2014 12:36 AM

MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish judge remanded in custody on Monday eight suspects accused of supporting prisoners from the armed Basque separatist group ETA.

High Court judge Eloy Velasco ordered the eight be held while they are investigated for the suspected crime of membership of a terrorist organisation.

In a written ruling, he said he remanded them in custody due to the risk that they could flee or destroy evidence.

Police arrested the eight on Wednesday in raids in northern Spain, the latest blow against ETA, western Europe's last major armed secessionist group.

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