The Guardian

Baltasar Garzón cleared over investigation into Franco-era crimes

"The supreme court has spared itself further embarrassment by dropping these ill-advised charges," Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch said.

"Investigating torture and 'disappearances' cannot be considered a crime. Spain
should now repeal the 1977 amnesty law, as requested by the United Nations, and assist the families of Franco's victims in their long quest for truth and justice."

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