TWO alleged leaders of a Galician terrorist group have been remanded in custody.
Antón García Matos and Asunción Losada Camba, who are accused of being in charge of ‘Resistencia Galega’ were arrested along with two alleged accomplices at the weekend. They had both been on the run since 2006.
Judge Manuel García Castellón of the National Court in Madrid, ordered the detention of all four, who are accused of being part of a terrorist organisation, at the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Resistencia Galega was declared a terrorist organisation in 2014 by the Supreme Court. Investigators suspect that García Matos and Losada fled to Portugal years ago. They allegedly continued to give orders to the organisation from their hiding place.
Resistencia Galega was founded as heir to Exército Guerrilheiro do Povo Galego Ceive in 2005 with the publication of a manifesto on the Internet.
Since then it has carried out around 60 violent actions, many with homemade explosives, against political parties, institutions, banks and companies. There have been no fatalities.
The last attack, in the early hours of October 1, 2014, partially destroyed the Town Hall in the municipality of Baralla in Lugo in an explosion that also damaged surrounding buildings.
At least 40 people linked to the Galician terrorist organisation have been arrested since 2007.