Spain court issues warrant for former China president Daniel Mullen at 2:55 PM ET
[JURIST] Spanish Judge Ismael Moreno issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese officials Monday, including retired president Jiang Zemin and former prime minister Li Peng [Britannica profiles] as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged genocide by China against Tibet. Though the warrants were originally issued [JURIST report] last year, they were delayed by legal technicalities [AP report]. Moreno stated that Jiang "exercised supervisory authority over the people who directly committed abuses, which makes him responsible for acts of torture and other major abuses of human rights perpetrated by his subordinates against the people of Tibet." The decision is controversial, even in Spain where the ruling People's party is considering a rule [Guardian report] to limit the ability of judges to pursue international crimes against humanity based on universal jurisdiction.
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