Thursday, April 08, 2010

The ghost of Franco again

In 2008, Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon launched an investigation into a historic crime against humanity: the disappearance, torture and murder of over a hundred thousand people under Spain's Fascist regime. Now, he himself is being put on trial for doing so. In Spain, it seems that the real crime isn't mass-torture, murder, and disappearance - but seeking to hold those responsible to account.