MADRID – A Spanish judge has asked Venezuela for the extradition of a convicted member of the armed Basque group ETA.
Judge Eloy Velasco said Thursday in court documents that an official source confirmed the presence of Jose Ignacio de Juana Chaos in Venezuela after Spain's El Mundo newspaper last month published a photo of him outside a liquor store.
De Juana Chaos spent 21 years in prison for ETA attack convictions and disappeared from Northern Ireland in 2010 while appealing a Spanish extradition order.
Spain wants to try him for praising terrorism in a letter following his 2008 release.
He has acknowledged being an ETA member and never expressed remorse.
ETA killed 829 people in its four-decade-long Basque homeland campaign. It declared a permanent cease-fire in 2011, but hasn't disbanded.