Garzón: I’m already being convicted

October 26, 2010

Judge Baltasar Garzón (Photo Julián Pérez/EFE)

In response to the brief presented last week outlining the third case against Judge Baltasar Garzón, this one related to alleged irregularities in Garzón’s order for a wiretap of Valencian politicians involved in a corruption scandal (the subject of a recent editorial in El País), Garzón declared through his defense attorney that the brief in effect presumes his guilt, Público reports. Garzón is requesting that the brief be withdrawn and the case be dismissed.  For more on the three cases brought against Garzón, see The Nation, El País, and The Guardian.