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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spanish High Court Drops Charges Against U.S. Soldiers In Death of Journalist, Tells Lower Court Judge To Close Case

Three American soldiers facing charges in the death of a Spanish journalist have had the charges dismissed by the Audiencia National (the Spanish National Court). The Court found that the judge who reinstated the charges did not present any new evidence to support that reopening of the case. It also told the trial judge to close out the case. "La Audiencia Nacional ha vuelto a revocar el procesamiento de los tres militares de EEUU implicados en la muerte del cámara de Telecinco José Couso en Bagdad (Irak) el 8 de abril de 2003, y le ordena al juez Santiago Pedraz que concluya el sumario y lo eleve a la Sala de lo Penal, para poder acordar el archivo."

Read more here from La Opinion Coruna and here from INO.com.

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