Spain's best-known judge
Baltasar Garzon, who helped arrest Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and was charged with attempting to investigate Franco-era crimes against humanity, is banned from the legal profession for 11 years, without appeal, for illegal wire-tapping.
Judge found guilty of ordering illegal recordings in corruption case and suspended from bench for 11 years.
Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, who indicted the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998, is put on trial for supposedly overstepping his powers after he tried to investigate the disappearance of 114,000 people between 1936 and 1975 during the reign of Francisco Franco. 2012-01-24 (Context: Augusto Pinochet, Baltasar Garzon, Francisco Franco)
The Spanish Congress of Deputies approves the decree to allow the government to exhume the dictator Francisco Franco's remains from the Valle de los Caidos. 2018-09-13 (Context: Francisco Franco)
The Spanish government passes a decree which amends the Historical Memory Law to allow the government to exhume Francisco Franco's remains from the Valle de los Caidos. 2018-08-24 (Context: Francisco Franco)
Baltasar Garzon promises he has a surprise in the case against his client Julian Assange. The Swedish prosecutor refuses to travel to London. 2012-08-23 (Context: Baltasar Garzon)
The father of previous President of Chile Michelle Bachelet was probably tortured to death after the 1973 coup led by Augusto Pinochet, a judge says. 2012-06-21 (Context: Augusto Pinochet)