Vincent Warren on the WikiLeaks-Spain connection

December 13, 2010
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“Obama decided long ago to turn the page on the abuses and illegalities of the Bush administration,” the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights states in a Huffington Post column on the revelations about US pressure on Spain’s judiciary in relation to torture investigations;

The U.S. was particularly concerned that the case would be heard by a tough Investigating Judge, Baltasar Garzón, internationally known for his dogged pursuit of universal jurisdiction cases. Chief Prosecutor Javier Zaragoza reassures them: while “in all likelihood he would have no option but to open a case” he does not “envision indictments or arrest warrants in the near future” and will “argue against the case being assigned to Garzon.” Danger — of justice being done — averted.

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