Two ETA terrorists jailed for 843 years

TWO ETA members have been sentenced to 843-years in prison for terrorist acts by the National Court.

Andoni Otegi Eraso and Oscar Celarin Ortiz were responsible for the August 2002 bombing at a bus stop in Santa Pola which claimed the lives of six-year-old Silvia Martinez and 57-year-old Cecilio Gallego Alaminos.

They must pay €211,768 compensation to the girl’s family and €75,539 to the man’s. They also owe the state €6 million for damages caused.

Andoni Otegi Eraso and Oscar Celarin Ortiz have also been linked to a further 51 attempted murders and other terrorist acts in Spain.

Santa Pola Mayor Miguel Zaragoza considers the 843-year prison sentence “very little” for the crime they committed and has asked that they do not “enjoy any favours.”

“Pais Vasco has the same democratic system as the rest of Spain,” and that for many years ETA terrorists “have nothing they need to fight for anymore.”

“They have the same freedoms as all Spaniards.”

The mayor said he hoped they would have the “dignity to ask for the forgiveness of their victim’s family.”

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