Spain asked to explain itself to the UN

May 1, 2010

The Reader (Almería, Spain) reports:

Spain will next week have to explain the processes being taken by the Supreme Court against National Court judge, Baltasar Garzón, to the United Nations, following’s Garzón difficulties in investigating crimes and disappearances in the Franco years. On Wednesday Spain’s human rights record is set to be examined in Geneva, and the case against Garzón has now resulted that six different sections of the United Nations will be debating the situation. A foyer consisting of a number countries is putting increasing pressure on Spain over the matter, and Human Rights Watch is calling for the EU high commissioner to intervene.

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