Terror group ETA says it has ended 50-year fight

May 03, 2018, 09:38
Terror group ETA says it has ended 50-year fight

In the letter, published by Spanish online newspaper eldiario.es on Wednesday, ETA says it acknowledges its responsibility in failing to solve the Basque "political conflict".

In a letter sent to Basque organisations, the ETA - whose initials translate as Basque Homeland and Freedom or Euskadi ta Askatasuna - even issued a partial apology for its actions.

But, in a warning that will anger many, it insisted that the Basque conflict with Spain was not over.

These decisions were aimed at "shaking off the situation of the last decades and building a future from a new starting point", ETA said in the new letter. We must not repeat mistakes; we must not let problems fester.

"The conflict did not start with ETA and it does not finish with the end of ETA's journey", it said.

Eta complains that the almost 250 of its members who are in Spanish prisons are deliberately kept in jails far from their families. "ETA has completely dissolved all of its structures and declared an end to its political initiative".

The group grabbed global headlines when it killed the dictator's anointed successor, Prime Minister Luis Carrero Blanco, in 1973.

Many ETA victims or relatives say the separatist group should first and foremost condemn their history of violence and shed light on more than 350 unsolved crimes. To many people's surprise, the group continued its campaign of violence after the introduction of democracy and the 1978 constitution, which granted substantial autonomous powers to the Basque region.

He expected ETA to make a further filmed declaration of its disbandment on Thursday, before a peace conference in southwest France on May 4.

Some 300 ETA members are imprisoned in Spain, France and Portugal and up to 100 are still on the run, according to prisoners' families' group Forum Social.

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