thousands rally in support of leading pioneer for torture accountability

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C/o Democracy Now (scroll about 10 minutes into the broadcast):

Rallies were held around the world this weekend to support a leading human rights judge facing trial in Spain. Baltasar Garzón is accused of overreaching his authority in a probe of human rights abuses during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime. Garzón is known worldwide for taking on international human rights cases. His actions include ordering the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998, indicting Osama bin Laden for the 9/11 attacks, and probing the abuse of US prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. On Saturday, thousands of people marched in Madrid to support Garzón. The demonstrators included the film director Pedro Almodóvar.


A demonstrator holds a banner during a gathering in support of Judge Baltasar Garzón in front of the High Court in Madrid on April 15, 2010.

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