7 Apr, 2010 @ 14:16
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HIGH-PROFILE judge, Baltasar Garzon, is likely to stand trial over claims he overreached his powers in a Franco inquiry.

The Olive Press’ ‘Man of the Year’ in 2008 was investigating atrocities committed under fascist rule.

The Supreme Court are expected to charge him over claims he knowingly exceeded his powers by ignoring the 1977 amnesty that covers Civil War crimes.

Famed for attacking international figures such as Augusto Pinochet and Osama Bin Laden, Garzon faces the charges of right-wing group, Manos Limpias, who complained about Garzon.

The amnesty law pardoned politically motivated crimes committed by both sides during the Civil War to help the transition to democracy.

Garzon has strongly denied that he broke the law.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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