French Officials Arrest "Top ETA Leader"

Izaskun Lesaka had been on the run since 2005


French police have arrested a top leader of the Basque separatist group ETA in eastern France, the Spanish interior ministry says.

Izaskun Lesaka, the "most experienced of the three main leaders" of the banned organisation, was arrested during a raid by an elite French police unit at a hotel in the town of Macon, near the city of Lyon, a ministry statement said on Sunday.