Spain court allows Guantanamo torture investigation to continue

[JURIST] The Spanish National Court [official website, in Spanish] on Friday agreed to continue investigating allegations of a Moroccan man who claims that he was tortured while detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. Article 23.4 of the Ley Organica del Poder Judicial (LOPJ) [text, in Spanish] authorizes Spanish courts to hear certain types of international cases, but requires that the case have a "relevant connection" to Spain [Publico report, in Spanish], following a limitation placed on universal jurisdiction [JURIST…

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