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A suspected Basque terrorist has been arrested in London. Spanish national Kemen Uranga Artola, 43, was arrested by officers from the Metrop...

A suspected Basque terrorist has been arrested in London. Spanish national Kemen Uranga Artola, 43, was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit. They executed a European arrest warrant alleging his involvement in terrorism-related offences in Spain. Artola, who featured on a 2002 American government's list of terrorists, was arrested in the NW5 area and will appear on Wednesday afternoon at Westminster Magistrates' Court for an extradition hearing. His arrest is unrelated to the Olympics, Scotland Yard stressed. More than 20 suspected Eta members have been arrested across Europe after the terrorist group announced an end to violence last October. The last suspect taken into custody was Inaki Imaz in France on Monday. The latest arrest was made after detectives liaised with Spain's Comisaria General del Informacion de la Policia Nacional. It is believed Uranga Artola used false documents while living in London. Artola has been on the run for 12 years, according to Spain's Interior Ministry. It said that in 2000 he aided previously unknown members of Eta by finding them accommodation and storing explosives. He then fled Spain after his branch of Eta was broken up. His arrest takes to four the number of Eta suspects who have been taken into custody in the UK in the last few months.

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