Documents show U.S. spy agency urged allies to charge WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency urged other spy agencies to file charges against the head of WikiLeaks, say documents released by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Snowden in Moscow, may fly on to Ecuador

HONG KONG, June 23 (UPI) -- NSA leaker Edward Snowden was headed for Ecuador to claim asylum, his advisers said Sunday.

World Court appeal if Assange exit blocked

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will go to the World Court if Britain refuses to grant him safe passage to Ecuador, which granted him asylum, his lawyer said.
Powerful judge leads Assange legal team

Powerful judge leads Assange legal team

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- The judge who indicted Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet will lead a legal team for WikiLeaks and founder Julian Assange, the whistle-blowing Web site said.

Charges dropped in Banco Santander case

MADRID, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Bribery charges against a Spanish judge known as a human rights crusader were dropped because the statute of limitations had run out, officials in Madrid said.

Spanish judge guilty in wiretapping case

MADRID, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A controversial Spanish judge was found guilty Thursday of ordering illegal wiretapping and suspended from the bench for 11 years.

Garzon denies he abused judicial powers

MADRID, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Baltasar Garzon, the Spanish judge who ordered the arrest of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, has denied accusations he abused judicial powers.

Judge facing trial in Franco-era probe

MADRID, April 7 (UPI) -- A judge in Spain is facing trial himself for allegedly abusing his powers by probing Franco-era slayings and abductions, officials say.

Guantanamo Bay to face Spanish probe

MADRID, April 29 (UPI) -- A judge in Madrid, Spain, says an investigation should take place into alleged mistreatment of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Spain: Judge continue U.S. official query

MADRID, April 17 (UPI) -- A Spanish judge Friday ordered that an investigation remain open into former Bush administration officials in connection with alleged prisoner torture.
Spain wants torture charges against Bush Six dropped

Spain wants torture charges against Bush Six dropped

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The attorney general of Spain has recommended dropping a yearlong attempt to bring six former senior Bush administration officials to trial on charges of authorizing torture practices at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But the final decision on whether or not to proceed with the case will lie with the daredevil judge prosecuting it. And he's never backed down yet.

Dismay in Spain after Franco probe dropped

MADRID, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Human-rights advocates in Spain were fuming Wednesday over a judge's decision to end an investigation into Franco-era atrocities.

Spain halts exhumation of Franco's tomb

MADRID, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A Spanish court Friday halted a judge's order to exhume mass graves of civilians killed during the country's civil war and buried in Francisco Franco's tomb.

Judge orders investigation of Franco

MADRID, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Spanish judge, in an unprecedented ruling, said Thursday the disappearance of thousands of people during the Franco era was a crime against humanity.

Spain: Judge warns against terror attacks

MADRID, April 13 (UPI) -- Renowned Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon has warned that recent terror attacks in northern Africa could spawn more attacks in Spain and Europe.
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Baltasar Garzón Real (born 26 October 1955) is a Spanish judge currently seated on the Criminal Court of Spain. He is examining magistrate of the Juzgado Central de Instrucción, n.º 5, which investigate the most important criminal cases in Spain, that will be later judged by the Audiencia Nacional or the Spanish Central Criminal Court.

In 1993, he asked for an extended leave of absence as a judge and went into politics, running for the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of the Spanish parliament) on the party list of then ruling party PSOE. He was also declared head of a strengthened National Plan Against Drugs by Spanish prime minister Felipe González. He resigned this post shortly after, however, complaining of lack of support from the government. After his return to the Audiencia Nacional, he led a series of investigations that helped the conviction of a PSOE minister as head of the GAL state terrorist groups.

Born in Torres de Albánchez, Jaén, Spain, Garzón came to international attention on 10 October 1998 when he issued an international warrant for the arrest of former Chilean president Augusto Pinochet over the alleged deaths and torture of Spanish citizens during his tenure; the Chilean Truth Commission (1990-91) report was the basis for the warrant, marking an unprecedented use of universal jurisdiction to attempt to try a former dictator for an international crime. Eventually it was turned down by British Home Secretary Jack Straw, who refused Garzón's request to have Pinochet extradited to Spain on grounds of Pinochet's health.

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