Skip to main content

View Diary: Torture News Roundup: British Admit Torture Cover-up (88 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Why only Spain? (3+ / 0-)

    A Spanish judge is considering opening a criminal case against six former Bush administration officials for violating international law by devising a legal framework to allow torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

    The case alleges that the officials knew their actions violated international legal treaties signed and ratified by the United States, including the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture.

    It accuses the officials, including former attorney general Alberto Gonzales, of using their expert legal knowledge "to provide coverage for criminal actions that would be committed against prisoners," according to the document filed in the Audiencia Nacional, Spain’s national court.

    Why can't other countries get involved in this medley of torture prosecutions? Where's the rest of Europe? Now that the right has their boy Sarkozy in France, does this mean that Spain is the right's "new France"?

    Live without dead time-Anoymynous Paris graffiti from 1968

    by greenpunx on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 10:19:23 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site