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Spain: End to ETA violence presents opportunity for human rights reforms

21 October 2011 ETA waged a 40-year armed campaign against the Spanish state, during which more than 800 people were killed and thousands injured. The announcement by Spain’s armed Basque group, ETA ( Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) that it has permanently renounced armed struggle provides an opportunity to reform the country’s counter-terrorism laws and improve accountability for rights violations, Amnesty International said today. ETA waged a 40-year armed campaign against the Spanish state, during which more than 800 people were killed and thousands injured. Yesterday it announced “the definitive…

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