Baltasar Garzon

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Assange Who? US Unlikely to Prosecute

There's no current case against WikiLeaks founder

(Newser) - Julian Assange thinks Washington is after him, but that might just be delusions of grandeur at work. Not only has the US not issued any charges against or made any attempt to extradite the WikiLeaks founder, officials aren't even sure it's a good idea to do so. If...

Spain's Rogue Judge Now in Crosshairs Himself

Lawyer: Baltasar Garzon charges 'witchhunt' for conservative targets

(Newser) - A crusading Spanish judge who used his country's universal jurisdiction laws to indict Augusto Pinochet in 1998 and Osama bin Laden in 2003, and who probed the US for abuses at Guantanamo Bay , now finds himself under investigation for an array of accusations, reports the AP . On Tuesday, Judge...

Obama Must Oppose Spain's Bush Lawyer Probe: Bolton

Only our Constitution should judge policy decisions

(Newser) - President Obama’s "John Ehrlichman approach" to Spain’s investigation of Bush officials may be “smart politics,” but it’s dangerous for the country, writes John Bolton in the Washington Post. If the administration doesn’t speak out against the probe, it allows an “unaccountable...

Spanish Judge to Investigate Torture at Gitmo

Declassified memos show there were abuses, Garzon says

(Newser) - A Spanish judge has launched a probe into allegations of torture at the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, AFP reports. Baltasar Garzon initiated the investigation after reading statements by Spanish citizen Hamed Abderrahman Ahmed and three other prisoners about their treatment there. Garzon also said that the memos recently declassified...

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