Vincent Warren on the WikiLeaks-Spain connection

December 13, 2010

“Obama decided long ago to turn the page on the abuses and illegalities of the Bush administration,” the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights states in a Huffington Post column on the revelations about US pressure on Spain’s judiciary in relation to torture investigations;

The U.S. was particularly concerned that the case would be heard by a tough Investigating Judge, Baltasar Garzón, internationally known for his dogged pursuit of universal jurisdiction cases. Chief Prosecutor Javier Zaragoza reassures them: while “in all likelihood he would have no option but to open a case” he does not “envision indictments or arrest warrants in the near future” and will “argue against the case being assigned to Garzon.” Danger — of justice being done — averted.

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