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Judge Garzon may order probe into US Guantanamo creators

Latest update : 2009-04-03

Spanish investigative judge Baltasar Garzon (photo) may launch a probe into the former Bush administration legal team that created the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, including ex-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

AFP - Prominent Spanish investigative judge Baltasar Garzon may order a probe into the American legal team which was behind the creation of the Guantanamo prison camp in Cuba, media reported Saturday.
   
Garzon had asked prosecutors to look into a complaint filed against six members of the team, Publico newspaper said.
   
If he decides to open an investigation, it will be the first such legal action outside the United States, the private Cadena Sur radio said.
   
The Association for the Dignity of Prisoners, which filed the case, said the six should be taken to task for virtually authorising torture at the centre, where more than 800 men and teenagers have passed through since it opened in January 2002.
   
US President Barack Obama has vowed to close the camp within the next 12 months, and has ordered individual reviews of the cases against each of the remaining prisoners.
   
Spain operates under the principle of "universal jurisdiction," a doctrine that allows courts to reach beyond national borders in cases of torture, terrorism or war crimes.

Date created : 2009-03-29

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