Por poco habitual, que digo poco, inusualmente habitual, el periódico más prestigioso del mundo dedica un editorial a España y mezcla el apelativo injusticia asociado al Estado. Debido a la excepcionalidad del caso introducimos este post en nuestra página.
En concreto a la causa que se esta siguiendo al Juez Baltasar Garzón y a su posible “retirada” del mundo de la judicatura. A efectos democráticos es un palo en toda regla a las instituciones del Estado y una advertencia de un camino erróneo que esta siguiendo nuestro país.
Me quedo con esta frase con la que cierra el editorial:
Debería permitirse a Garzón que reanudara su trabajo lo antes posible. España necesita un examen honesto de su agitado pasado, no la persecución de aquéllos que tienen el coraje de exigirlo.
os transcribo el editorial aquí:
An Injustice in Spain
Spain’s best-known investigative magistrate, Baltasar Garzón, is now being prosecuted in a politically driven case that should have been thrown out of court.
Judge Garzón is charged with ignoring a 1977 amnesty law when he decided to investigate the disappearances of more than 100,000 people during Spain’s 1930s civil war and the decade of Francoist repression that followed. The charges were brought by two far-right groups who fear an open investigation of the Franco-era record. Unfortunately, one of Mr. Garzón’s fellow magistrates sustained the complaint and brought formal charges this week.
As a result, he will now be suspended from his duties pending trial. If convicted, he could be barred from the bench for up to 20 years, effectively ending a career dedicated to holding terrorists and dictators accountable for their crimes. That would please his political enemies, but it would be a travesty of justice.
The real crimes in this case are the disappearances, not Mr. Garzón’s investigation. If, as seems likely, these were crimes against humanity under international law, Spain’s 1977 amnesty could not legally absolve them. The suspected perpetrators are all dead, and Mr. Garzón long ago halted his investigation, passing jurisdiction to local Spanish courts in the areas where the victims were exhumed.
Mr. Garzón is a fearless and controversial prosecutor who has made many enemies over the years. He has brought cases against Basque and Al Qaeda terrorists, powerful Spanish politicians, Latin American dictators and Russian mafia thugs.
High-profile cases, like his bid to try the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, appeal to him, and sometimes he overreaches. But his consistent goal has been to deny impunity to the powerful and expand the scope of international human rights law.
Mr. Garzón should be allowed to resume that work at the earliest possible date. Spain needs an honest accounting of its troubled past, not prosecution of those who have the courage to demand it.
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