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Legal News
29 Jul 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz issued an arrest warrant [text, in Spanish; PDF] Thursday for three US troops suspected of gunning down Spanish journalist Juse Couso [advocacy website, JURIST news archive] in Iraq. Couso, a television cameraman, was killed in 2003 when a US tank fired into the … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] on Tuesday ordered a lower court to reopen the investigation into the death of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso [advocacy website, in Spanish] who was mortally wounded by US tank fire in Iraq in 2003. Details as to why the court decided … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jul 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] The Spanish National Court [CJA backgrounder] on Tuesday dismissed charges against three US soldiers who were accused of being involved in the death of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso [advocacy website, in Spanish]. The soldiers allegedly opened fire on a Baghdad hotel frequented by Western journalists in 2003 without provocation, … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2009
by Ingrid Burke

[JURIST] Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz Gomez [JURIST news archive] reinstated charges [indictment, PDF, in Spanish] Thursday against three US soldiers for their involvement in the death of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso [advocacy website, in Spanish], which occurred when the soldiers opened fire on a Baghdad hotel frequented by … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Rights group Equipo Nizkor [advocacy website] has petitioned Spain's National Court [press release, in Spanish; Human Rights Blog backgrounder] to extradite and try four former Nazi officers for alleged war crimes committed during WWII, a group lawyer said Tuesday. The suit was brought on behalf of a concentration camp … [read more]


Legal News
24 May 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Spanish judge Santiago Pedraz ruled Thursday that charges against three US soldiers for homicide and a "crime against the international community" in the 2004 death in Iraq of cameraman Jose Couso [advocacy website, in English; JURIST news archive] should stand, despite the appeal [JURIST report] of Spanish prosecutors on … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Spanish National Court prosecutors Friday appealed investigating magistrate Santiago Pedraz's indictment of three US soldiers with homicide and "a crime against the international community" in the 2004 death in Iraq of cameraman Jose Couso [advocacy website, in English; JURIST news archive], saying that soldiers did not commit a crime … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Three US soldiers were indicted Friday for the 2003 death of a Spanish reporter who was killed when their tank fired a shell at a Baghdad hotel. A Spanish judge charged Sgt. Shawn Gibson, Capt. Philip Wolford and Lt. Col. Philip DeCamp [TrialWatch profiles] with homicide and "a crime … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] Spain's National Court [official website] has reissued a warrant for the arrest of three US soldiers who killed Spanish Telecinco cameraman Jose Couso [Guardian report; advocacy website] in 2003 when their tank opened fire on a hotel in Baghdad. The warrant follows a December Supreme Court reversal [IFEX report] … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2006
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] A UK coroner's inquest ruled Friday that US troops were responsible for the "unlawful" killing of British reporter Terry Lloyd [BBC profile] in Iraq in March 2003. Oxford Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker concluded that Lloyd, an award-winning reporter for ITN [media website], was killed by a shot to the … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2005
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] Spain's National Court Friday upheld arrest warrants for three US soldiers charged with the 2003 killing of Spanish journalist Jose Couso [advocacy website] in Iraq. Couso was killed while filming for Spain's Telecinco [media website in Spanish] network from a balcony in Baghdad's Palestine Hotel. Prosecutors for the National … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2005
by Jamie Sterling

[JURIST] Prosecutors for Spain's National Court asked Thursday that the court drop an arrest warrant issued for three American soldiers who allegedly killed Spanish journalist Jose Couso [Guardian report] and a Ukrainian cameraman in Iraq, according to a court official. The prosecutor's office said that Spain does not have jurisdiction … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Spanish High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz on Wednesday issued an international arrest warrant for three US soldiers from the 3rd Infantry, Sgt. Thomas Gibson, Capt. Philip Wolford and Lt. Col. Philip de Camp, over the death of a Spanish cameraman during the war in Iraq. Pedraz ordered the arrest … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jun 2005
by Jamie Sterling

[JURIST] A Spanish court official said Tuesday that a Spanish judge wants to question three US soldiers in connection with the 2003 killing of Spanish cameraman Jose Couso in Iraq when a US tank fired on a Baghdad hotel housing foreign journalists. High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz began requesting information … [read more]

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