Spanish judge calls for Franco ‘truth commission’

Spanish judge calls for Franco ‘truth commission’

[JURIST] Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile], widely known for his high-profile investigations of terror and human rights cases, has urged an investigation into the crimes of former Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco [Wikipedia profile]. Garzon, who has attempted to try former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet and al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, among others, has called for a "truth commission" to uncover the abuses that occured during Franco's fascist rule from the end of the country's civil war in 1939 to his death in 1975. Reuters has more.