Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spanish Judge Indicted

The Spanish judge who gained international recognition for pursuing cases against dictators such as General Augusto Pinochet of Chile was indicted yesterday in Spain on charges of abusing his powers.  He had been investigating the disappearances and deaths of thousands of people during Spanish Civil War and the subsequnet Franco regime.  The indictiment reportedly alleges that Judge Garzon overstepped his authority in October 2008 while he was investigating those crimes.

(mew)

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