May 21, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 21, 2010, Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz Gomez reinstated charges against three US soldiers for their involvement in the death of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso, when the men opened fire on a Baghdad hotel in 2003, allegedly without provocation. The charges against Sgt. Shawn ...[read more]
July 29, 2010
by Daniel Richey
Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz issued an arrest warrant Thursday for three US troops suspected of gunning down Spanish journalist Juse Couso in Iraq. Couso, a television cameraman, was killed in 2003 when a US tank fired into the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad. The 3rd Division ...[read more]
October 20, 2009
by Jonathan Cohen
Spanish Judge Santiago Pedraz on Tuesday ordered the release of accused Somali pirate Abdou Willy to the Spanish Juvenile Court. Pedraz ordered the release after medical examinations could not determine his age to be over 18. Willy and one other man were charged last week with multiple counts of ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The Spanish National Court on Tuesday dismissed charges against three US soldiers who were accused of being involved in the death of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso. The soldiers allegedly opened fire on a Baghdad hotel frequented by Western journalists in 2003 without provocation, killing two ...[read more]
May 22, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz Gomez reinstated charges Thursday against three US soldiers for their involvement in the death of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso, which occurred when the soldiers opened fire on a Baghdad hotel frequented by Western journalists in 2003, allegedly without ...[read more]
January 16, 2008
by Patrick Porter
Spanish National Court judge Santiago Pedraz said Wednesday he will switch the focus of his investigation into genocide, torture, and other crimes against humanity in Guatemala's 36-year civil war towards obtaining witness testimony in light of recent setbacks. The decision came after a Guatemal... ...[read more]
May 24, 2007
by Michael Sung
Spanish judge Santiago Pedraz ruled Thursday that charges against three US soldiers for homicide and a crime against the international community in the 2004 death in Iraq of cameraman Jose Couso should stand, despite the appeal of Spanish prosecutors on behalf of the soldiers that the de... ...[read more]
May 19, 2007
by Michael Sung
Spanish National Court prosecutors Friday appealed investigating magistrate Santiago Pedraz's indictment of three US soldiers with homicide and a crime against the international community in the 2004 death in Iraq of cameraman Jose Couso, saying that soldiers did not commit a crime... ...[read more]
July 14, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Efrain Rios Montt, a former Guatemalan dictator, has called Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz's order for Montt's arrest last week unfounded, insisting that he did not know of any crimes against humanity committed by his military officials during Guatemala's brutal 36-year ci... ...[read more]
July 8, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz on Friday charged several former Guatemalan military officers with genocide, torture, and other crimes against humanity, and issued international arrest warrants for their involvement in atrocities committed during Guatemala's brutal 36-year civil war... ...[read more]

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