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MADRID – The crusading Spanish judge who indicted Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden has been suspended from his post, a punishment that could end the career of a man who probed one of Spain's biggest cases — atrocities committed during and after the nation's civil war.
Friday's decision was made unanimously by a judicial oversight board called the General Council of the Judiciary after an emergency meeting at which the only topic was the judge, Baltasar Garzon, said its spokeswoman, Gabriela Bravo.