SPAIN’S top criminal court is to release nine jailed militants from the Eta Basque separatist group.
The decision follows a European court ruling which overturned Spain’s extension of Eta prisoners’sentences.
The group is considered by some to be a terrorist organisation.
A violent 40 year campaign by Eta resulted in more than 800 people being killed.
The group called a ceasefire in 2011.
The court’s decision was narrowly in favour of releasing nine prisoners and keeping two others behind bars. Nine judges were in favour and eight were against.