Gonzalez to testify at GAL trial

Gonzalez to testify at GAL trial

FORMER SENIOR Spanish government officials, including a former prime minister, Felipe Gonzalez, are to testify this week in a trial that accuses the government of complicity in a secret war against Basque separatists.

Mr Gonzalez is due to testify during the trial of 12 people on charges of kidnapping, misappropriating public funds and belonging to an illegal armed group. The Anti-Terrorist Liberation Groups, known as GAL, killed 27 suspected members or sympathisers of ETA in covert actions from 1983- 87 in southern France.

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