Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua

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The Independent Online

On 31 July 2010 an article headlined "A tour of the jail within a jail that houses Britain's most dangerous convicts" about the High Security Unit at Belmarsh Prison wrongly suggested that Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua was amongst those held in that unit. In fact Mr Ibarlucea was only ever remanded at Wandsworth prison as a lower security prisoner under a European Arrest Warrant; he was released on 12 August last year after a court held the warrant to be invalid, a decision upheld on appeal. The article referred to him as an alleged member of the Basque terrorist organisation, ETA, but Mr Ibarlucea has told us, which we accept, that he is not and never has been a member of ETA or involved in violence (as a form of political protest or otherwise). We apologise for our error.