Brazilian solidarity for Garzón

October 13, 2010

Garzón in Río de Janeiro (photo EFE)

The Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) has launched a solidarity campaign on behalf of the embattled Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who has been suspended from his duties at Spain’s National Criminal Court in the wake of his attempt to open an investigations of crimes against humanity committed during the Civil War and the Franco regime, Público reports. The campaign was announced after Garzón gave a speech at a meeting of the Association in Río de Janeiro. The campaign received the immediate backing of the Brazilian government. More here.