Interview with the Chilean judge who took on Pinochet

April 21, 2010

His views on the Garzón case at Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

Have conservative forces in Spain influenced this decision?
Yes, this also happened in Chile. The most conservative forces had an interest in repression, as they were on the ideological side of Pinochet in Chile and on that of Franco in Spain. Generally, these people are opposed to progressive systems and judges, as they are against progressive jurisdiction such as universal jurisdiction.

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