Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Bush Six" Likely to Face Torture Charges in Spain

Lawyer and Harpers columnist Scott Horton provides an update:
Spanish prosecutors have decided to press forward with a criminal investigation targeting former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and five top associates over their role in the torture of five Spanish citizens held at Guantánamo, several reliable sources close to the investigation have told The Daily Beast.
According to Mr. Horton, in addition to charges against Mr. Gonzales, indictments will be also be sought against John Yoo, David Addington, Jay Bybee, William J. Haynes II and Douglas J. Feith on "charges that they conspired to introduce a regime of torture that resulted in the torture of five Spaniards held at Gitmo."
The six defendants—in addition to Gonzales, Federal Appeals Court Judge and former Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, University of California law professor and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, former Defense Department general counsel and current Chevron lawyer William J. Haynes II, Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff David Addington, and former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith—are accused of having given the green light to the torture and mistreatment of prisoners held in U.S. detention in “the war on terror.” 
CNN also addresses these developments in the video below:

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