ETA terrorist sentenced to 20 years in France
The former military head of the Basque terrorist organization ETA was Wednesday sentenced to 20 years in jail for kidnapping and other crimes, according to media reports.
Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina was sentenced by a jury for his role in the 2007 kidnapping of a family, DPA reported.
Three other ETA members also received 20 year sentences, while six ETA members received sentences between eight and 18 years.
Rubina, who goes by the name Txeroki, was captured in 2008 in southern France and extradited to Spain for a first round of criminal charges. Spain's highest criminal court in 2011 sentenced him to 377 years for 20 cases of attempted murder.
Txeroki reportedly directed ETA's military wing from 2004 to 2008.
ETA has terrorized the politival scene in Basque country as well as across Spain for more than 50 years. More than 800 people were killed in ETA attacks. In October 2011 ETA declared an end to violence, but did not put down weapons.