Spain court urged to drop arrest warrant for US soldiers

[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 to investigate causes of death that result from military conflict. The warrant was issued [JURIST report] Wednesday and the issuing judge plans to ask that the soldiers be extradited to Spain for trial. The Pentagon cleared the soldiers [Reporters Without Borders report; JURIST report] of any responsibility. AP has more.

 

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