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Otegi has a number of pending court cases mostly about "apology of terrorism". As the Attorney General (and the Audiencia Nacional or National Court) went out of their way to release him on bail two weeks ago after the  ceasefire was announced, I don't think this decision is politically motivated. Batasuna will protest vigorously now, just like the PP protested vigorously when Otegi (and two co-defendants) went free on bail.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 27th, 2006 at 04:27:32 PM EST
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