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Spanish Judge Defends Investigation Into Civil War-Era Crimes

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A high-profile Spanish judge known for trying to bring foreign dictators and terrorists to justice has defended his decision to open an investigation into crimes committed during the 1936-39 Spanish civil war. Judge Baltasar Garzon is on trial on charges of abuse of power on the grounds that the alleged atrocities he was investigating were […]

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Leading Human Rights Judge Goes on Trial in Spain

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Spanish human rights judge went on trial Tuesday in Madrid – his second trial in as many weeks. Baltasar Garzon faces charges of exceeding his powers by violating a 1977 amnesty agreement. Garzon is facing the Spanish Supreme Court on charges he ordered an investigation into the disappearance of 114,000 people during the […]

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