Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Europe

Spain court sets bail for French woman extradited for trial over ETA-linked Basque separatism

d11e7a18d26f5923240f6a706700d2e9.jpg

FILE - In this June 18, 2011 file photo, Aurore Martin a former French leader of Batasuna, the outlawed Basque party in Spain reacts during a meeting in Biarritz, southwestern France. A Spanish court on Friday Dec. 21, 2012 has set bail terms for a Martin who was extradited and charged with belonging to a terrorist organization as one of its leaders in a rare case where France extradited a citizen to be tried elsewhere. She was wanted for her work with Basque party Batasuna which is illegal in Spain for being the political wing of separatist group ETA but legal in France. France generally does not extradite its citizens, but French and Spanish authorities work closely to stem Basque separatist activity in northwest Spain and southwest France. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File) (The Associated Press)

A Spanish court has set bail at €15,000 (about $20,000) for a Frenchwoman charged with belonging to a terrorist organization as one of its leaders in a rare case where France extradited a citizen to be tried elsewhere.

French authorities came under criticism at home for extraditing Aurore Martin to Spain in November. She was wanted for her work with Basque party Batasuna, which is illegal in Spain for being the political wing of separatist group ETA, but legal in France.

Spain's National Court said in a statement Friday it set bail on condition Martin presents herself at a courthouse once a month.

France generally does not extradite its citizens, but French and Spanish authorities work closely to stem violent Basque separatist activity in northwest Spain and southwest France.