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Spain drafts law to compensate terrorism victims

[JURIST] Spanish lawmakers have drafted legislation that will provide financial compensation to the victims of terrorist attacks on Spanish soil, as well as funding for programs to assist victims with finding new jobs and homes. The bill is expected to be submitted to the parliament this summer, when the Spanish government may engage in peace talks with the Basque separatist group ETA [ICT backgrounder].

The bill was announced to the press a week after a Spanish judge charged 29 individuals [JURIST report] for their involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings [JURIST news archive], during which 191 people were killed and almost 2000 were wounded. Expatica has more.

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