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Key Eta member leaves jail after serving 30 years

media Pro-ETA graffiti is erased by a council worker in the Spanish Bassque town of Guernica in 2011 REUTERS/Vincent West

An alleged former leader of the Basque separatist group Eta's military wing left prison in the Spanish city of Salamanca early on Sunday morning after spending 30 years behind bars.

Santiago Arrospide Sarasola, better known as Santi Potros, was sentenced to a total of almost 3,000 years in prison, but in Spain actual jail time cannot exceed 30 years.

He was found guilty of involvement in a number of attacks, including Eta's most deadliest, the 1987 bombing of a Barcelona supermarket that killed 21 people.

He was arrested in France the same year but not extradited to Spain until 2000.

While in prison he distanced himself from some of Eta's tactics, criticising a 2006 car bomb at Madrid's Barajas airport in which two people died.

At least one victims' group has criticised his release.

Eta announced its own dissolution in May.

Its attacks claimed 853 lives, according to the Spanish government.

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