It’s with gratitude that I write this letter. Getting to know that powers of some Spanish judges who seemed way out of the law are being reduced is a real joy.
Finally the Spanish parliament and decision making bodies have woken up to the reality that no one judge has all powers to go around indicting heads of state without a snitch of investigation on their part.
These Spanish never stop to amaze me, the likes of Fernando Andrew Merelles and it is by the way not long ago that France’s very own Jean Louis Bruguiere was in the same position they were in.
That they can wake up one morning, draw up a list of names of people they haven’t even talked and order arrest warrants basing on the testimonies of genocide supporters is not funny.
Well, with all said and done, they can only have the power to indict their own citizens the Spanish. It’s still sad to say that it had to be threats of investigating senior US officials about the Guantanamo tortures that led the Spanish cabinet to revise its laws.
Why didn’t they respond much earlier when Rwanda’s freedom fighters like Rose Kabuye and others were indicted? Is it because they are from Africa! I hope not, but probably so. It doesn’t matter now because they messed up the principle of Universal Jurisdiction and its credibility is now shaky. Peace and Justice.