Green light for Spanish Guantánamo torture case

February 26, 2011

Pablo Rafael Ruz Gutiérrez, who substituted Garzón at the Audiencia Nacional. Photo EFE / Ballesteros

Spain’s national criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, has decided that the case for alleged torture perpetrated at the Guantánamo prison can go ahead. Judge Baltasar Garzón opened it in 2009, despite the resistance of the Attorney General and–as the WikiLeaks cables revealed–strong pressure from the US government and Congress. The case is conducted by Garzón’s successor at the criminal court, Judge Pablo Ruz. More details from Público here.