February 27, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The Spanish Supreme Court in a 6-1 decision acquitted Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon Monday of abuse of power charges. Garzon was charged with abusing power by ordering the exhumation of 19 mass graves in Spain in order to assemble a definitive national registry of Civil War victims, despite a ...[read more]
February 11, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed its concern over the trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, which involve his investigations of acts that occurred during the Spanish Civil War. Spokesperson for the OHCHR, Rupert Colville, indicated that judges ...[read more]
February 9, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Spanish Supreme Court on Thursday convicted Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon of ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses, after a trial lasting less than one month. The court announced in October that Garzon would stand trial on the charges after the he was indicted in April for ordering the ...[read more]
January 31, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon took the stand in his second trial before the Spanish Supreme Court on Tuesday and defended his investigation into war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. Garzon has been charged with abusing power by ordering the exhumation ...[read more]
January 24, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The second trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon began on Tuesday before the Spanish Supreme Court. Garzon has been charged with abusing power by opening an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, Garzon ordered the ...[read more]
January 17, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, accused of ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses, began on Tuesday before a seven-judge panel of the Spanish Supreme Court. The court announced in October that Garzon would stand trial on the charges after the he was indicted in April for ordering the... ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Spanish Supreme Court announced Friday that Judge Baltasar Garzon will stand trial on November 29 for ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses. Garzon was indicted in April for ordering the placement of wiretaps in jailhouses to record conversations between inmates and their lawyers. Garzon ...[read more]
September 7, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 7, 2010, the Criminal Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court unanimously confirmed a lower court order that National Court judge Baltasar Garzon abused the power of his office and must face trial. Garzon was originally charged for his attempt to investigate war crimes allegedly ...[read more]
April 24, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 24, 2010, thousands gathered in cities across Spain to protest the trial of National Court judge Baltasar Garzon on charges that he exceeded his jurisdictional authority during an investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the regime of General Francisco Franco. The protests ...[read more]
April 11, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday issued an indictment against National Court judge Baltasar Garzon for his order to place illegal wiretaps in jailhouses for the purpose of recording conversations between inmates and their lawyers. Garzon's order was a part of his investigation into a network of ...[read more]

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