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Updated: March 1, 2010 18:43 IST

Spanish judge accuses Venezuela of rebel links

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This undated photo released by Spain's Interior Ministry shows the suspected military leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, Ibon Gogeaskoetxea. Spain's Interior Minister said on Sunday that three armed suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA including its
This undated photo released by Spain's Interior Ministry shows the suspected military leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, Ibon Gogeaskoetxea. Spain's Interior Minister said on Sunday that three armed suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA including its "military leader" have been arrested in a village in northwest France on Sunday morning. Photo: AP.

A Spanish judge has accused Venezuela of collaborating with Basque separatists and Colombian rebels, and says these two groups plotted to assassinate Colombia’s president.

Judge Eloy Velasco made the allegation on Monday in a 26-page indictment in which he charged six members of the Basque group ETA, most of them exiled in Latin America, and seven members of the Colombian leftist rebel group FARC with a variety of crimes including terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder.

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