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Wikileaks, ctd: Garzón “anti-American”

December 6, 2010
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The Guardian has continued to post Spain-related memos from the WikiLeaks cache; here a piece by Giles Tremlett; here a memo on Garzón's investigation of torture at Guantánamo; here one in which Garzón is dubbed "anti-American":

He clearly has an anti-American streak (as evidenced by occasional scathing editorials in...
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WikiLeaks cables: US tried to stop Garzón

December 1, 2010
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WikiLeaks cables: US tried to stop Garzón

The U.S. government urged its Spanish counterpart in the spring of 2009 to stymie the investigation into torture and war crimes at Guantánamo initiated by judge Baltasar Garzón under the principle of universal jurisdiction, El País reports (see also The Guardian).
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Garzón doesn’t exclude return to politics

February 24, 2013
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Garzón doesn’t exclude return to politics

In a long interview with ElDiario.es, Baltasar Garzón, winner of the 2011 ALBA/Puffin Award, talks about the many commitments he has taken on since his disbarment two years ago, while denouncing the policies of Spain's current government and the persecution of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, whom he represents. Read the whole interview Read more »

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War crimes & truth-tellers: Baltasar Garzón and Julian Assange

September 15, 2012
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War crimes & truth-tellers: Baltasar Garzón and Julian Assange

In dramatic news last month, Baltasar Garzón--the acclaimed Spanish lawyer and former judge who built his career on doggedly pursuing accountability for human rights crimes--agreed to head the legal defense team for Julian Assange in the Wikileaks publisher’s efforts to avoid extradition to the United States via Sweden. If there is such a thing as...
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The Nation covers WikiLeaks fallout in Latin America

August 1, 2012
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The current issue of The Nation, guest-edited by Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive, investigates the impact in Latin America of Cablegate, the biggest leak of documents in US history. With contributions by Kornbluh (Latin America After Cablegate: What Changed?), Blanche Petrich Moreno (WikiLeaks and the War...
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Garzón joins Assange defense team

July 24, 2012
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Garzón joins Assange defense team

Judge Baltasar Garzón, winner of the 2011 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, will be joining the defense team of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who, faced with extradition to Sweden, has sought refuge in the London embassy of Ecuador. Garzón will be working alongside Michael Ratner, of the Center for Constitutional...
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Garzón’s Guantánamo investigation reopened

January 14, 2012
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Garzón's successor at Spain's National Criminal Court, Judge Pablo Ruz, has sent the prosecutor a 19-page brief reactivating the investigation of human rights abuses and war crimes at the detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, El País reports. Given the lack of judicial action on the part of the US and British authorities, Ruz...
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SF Chronicle covers Spanish WikiLeaks angle

March 6, 2011
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Today in the Chronicle, Bob Egelko reviews the ramifications of the WikiLeaks revelations regarding US pressure on foreign governments and judiciaries to block legal investigation of US officials, including the Guantánamo torture case opened by Baltasar Garzón:

The documents also quoted U.S. diplomats as urging Spain to transfer the case from Judge...
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Miami Herald covers Spain WikiLeaks story

December 27, 2010
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Carol Rosenburg writes in the Miami Herald on the role played by Florida senator Mel Martínez in US efforts to influence Spanish investigations into torture at Guantánamo:

The cause for alarm at the U.S. Embassy was what a U.S. diplomat called a "well documented'' 12-inch-tall dossier compiled by a Spanish human rights...
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Vincent Warren on the WikiLeaks-Spain connection

December 13, 2010
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"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...
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