Spain orders release of ETA prisoner after rights ruling

MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish court on Tuesday ordered the release of 55-year-old ETA prisoner Ines del Rio Prada after Europe's human rights court ruled against her prolonged detention.

The European Court of Human Rights demanded her release in a ruling the previous day, condemning Spain for retroactively cutting short the years of remission she had earned from prison work. Another 54 ETA prisoners, who are members of the armed Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), may be affected by the decision.

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