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Baltasar Garzon

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Date of Birth: 10/26/1955

Age: 61

Birthplace: Torres

Citizenship: Spain

Background

Name Spanish judge does not descend from the pages of newspapers. 47-year-old lawyer, is almost all the big processes, managing to lead complex investigations. The last of them - a ban "Batasuna" activities of the Basque Nationalist Party, which has been declared part of the terrorist organization ETA.

Baltasar Garzon, having studied for 6 years at the seminary, and later graduated from the Institute of the Holy Trinity, became a bachelor of theology. But put on the robe she did not want to, and applied for legal. After several years in the province, the young lawyer was assigned the National Judicial Board and held a number of high-profile cases against corrupt officials and narkomafiozi.

International recognition Garzon won once sent under house arrest of the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who was detained in England, where he arrived for treatment. I engaged judge and the extradition case in Russia, Vladimir Gusinsky.

About his personal life Baltasar Garzon little is known, for reasons related to its security. Basque terrorists see it as a mortal enemy. There is information about preparing an attempt on the life of a judge.