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Spain bans political party supporting Basque separatists

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Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday outlawed a leftist political party for its links to the Basque separatist group ETA, and ordered its immediate dissolution.

The court outlawed the Basque Nationalist Action party, or ANV, as it is known locally. It has about 100 elected town councilors in Basque city halls, and they are expected to lose their seats under the ruling, an analyst told CNN.

A lower court judge suspended the party’s activities last February, preventing it from running candidates in Spain’s national elections last March, due to suspicions about its ties to ETA…
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Written by Ed Campbell

September 17, 2008 at 3:30 am


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