Garzón’s colleagues seek arrest of CIA agents

May 12, 2010

Scott Horton reports in Harper’s on some further bold judicial action from the National Spanish Criminal Court, on which Baltasar Garzón also sits:

Prosecutors attached to the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid are reportedly requesting that Judge Ismael Moreno issue an order for the arrest of thirteen CIA agents involved in an extraordinary rendition operation from 2004 […] The case relates to Khaled El-Masri, a greengrocer from Neu-Ulm, Germany, seized by the United States as a result of mistaken identity while he was on vacation in the former Yugoslavia. El-Masri was placed on a CIA-chartered jet that arrived in Macedonia from Palma de Majorca in January 2004, en route ultimately to Afghanistan.

More here and, in Spanish, here.