French police on Thursday arrested Batasuna’s former representative in France, who is wanted in Spain on terrorism-related charges.
Aurore Martín was captured at a highway control point near Mauléon-Licharre, in the French Basque Country, French police confirmed.
A French appeals court approved a petition by Spain to arrest Martín. It was the first time that a court in France had agreed to move on an extradition request on one of its nationals related to charges pertaining to an outlawed party.
Martín, who frequently spoke to the press, spent about six months in hiding until she showed up at a political rally in Biarritz in June last year. Three days later, French police tried to arrest her but they were prevented by a group of around 100 supporters, which gave her time to escape.
Martín was jailed in 2003 after her name appeared in files seized from former ETA leader Ibón Fernández de Iradi.