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Judge Baltasar Garzon is suspended

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gypsy
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May 14 2010 13:17
Judge Baltasar Garzon is suspended
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High-profile Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been suspended from his post by the country's judicial body.
The decision was unanimously adopted by the General Council of the Judiciary.
He is due to face trial on charges that he abused his powers by opening an inquiry in 2008 into crimes committed during Francisco Franco's rule.
Mr Garzon was later forced to drop the investigation into the crimes committed during the 1936-39 Civil War in Spain, which are covered by an amnesty.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8682948.stm

Boris Badenov
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May 15 2010 03:15

This was bound to happen. Garzon simply didn't know what he was getting himself into, and probably thought that as a high-profile left-wing crusader with a populist appeal he would be immune to this kind of treatment.