Standing ovation for Garzón in Argentine Parliament

March 1, 2012

Judge Baltasar Garzón. Photo by Richard Bermack.

Judge Baltasar Garzón, whose career was terminated recently by the Spanish Supreme Court, received a standing ovation from Argentina’s Congress as President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner thanked him, on behalf of “millions of Argentines,” for his groundbreaking work in defense of human rights (video here.) Garzón’s disbarment, President Kirchner said, is “an offense to justice.” For recent ALBA coverage of Garzón’s fate, see here.