War Crimes Investigating Judge Baltasar Garzon of Spain Testifies in His Own Defense

What is this world coming to when a judge who has been investigating war crimes is bought up on trial by far right critics who say he is exceeding his jurisdiction. Those who want the judge suspended from his job for up to 20 years say that he is breaching the terms of an amnesty agreed to after the Spanish Civil War.

Since when has it been illegal to investigate those who are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths and disappearances? And why should it be?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/world/europe/baltasar-garzon-gives-testimony-in-spain-trial.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

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