Basque politician jailed for glorifying terrorism
A prominent Basque separatist politician has been jailed for 15 months by a Spanish court for praising terrorism.
Otegi, leader of the outlawed Batasuna party, is considered a key
figure for possible peace talks between the Spanish government and the
armed group Eta, which declared a permanent ceasefire last month.Otegi
was convicted in connection with remarks he made in December 2003 at a
rally marking the 25th anniversary of the death of a leader of Eta,
Josť Miguel Benarain. Otegi said he was simply recalling Benarain's
ideas for ending the conflict.