Financial Times editorial on Garzón

April 21, 2010

The Financial Times writes that the case against Garzón

has the hallmarks of a politically motivated attempt to smear and disbar a courageous public official who has fought terrorists and state-sanctioned death squads, corruption and tyranny. It is without merit and reflects poorly on Spain’s increasingly politicised judicial system. […] [T]here can be no statute of limitations in crimes against humanity. The question is how to balance justice with political judgment. Yet, Mr Garzón was responding – as is his duty – to the judicial petitions of the families of the dead; last year he decided not to proceed with the case.

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