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Spain plans to ask Venezuela to extradite convicted member of ETA terror group

A woman wears the Spanish flag during a protest in front of the Town Hall against the house arrest granted to the hunger striking prisoner Inaki de Juana Chaos on March 2, 2007 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

A woman wears the Spanish flag during a protest in front of the Town Hall against the house arrest granted to the hunger striking prisoner Inaki de Juana Chaos on March 2, 2007 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)  (2007 Getty Images)

The Spanish government says it will ask Venezuela to extradite a convicted member of the armed Basque group ETA.

Deputy premier Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria said Friday that José Ignacio de Juana Chaos is wanted for a trial on charges of praising terrorism in a letter following his 2008 release.

De Juana Chaos served 21 years in prison for ETA attack convictions. He disappeared from Northern Ireland in 2010 while appealing a Spanish extradition order.

The National Court last month asked the government to seek his extradition after a Spanish newspaper published a photo of him outside a liquor store in Venezuela.

ETA killed 829 people in its four-decade-long Basque homeland campaign. It declared a permanent cease-fire in 2011, but hasn't disbanded.

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