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US Pressured Spain To Drop Court Case Accusing US of Killing Spanish Journalist

Per Democracy Now:

Leaked U.S. embassy cables from Madrid reveal the United States pressured the Spanish government to close a court case brought by the family of a Spanish cameraman, José Couso. Couso was killed in Baghdad when a U.S. Army tank fired on the Palestine Hotel, which was filled with journalists, on April 8, 2003. Three U.S. soldiers have been indicted in Spanish court for Couso’s death. “I am outraged,” says Javier Couso, the brother of José Couso, on Democracy Now! “I can’t believe my government conspired with a foreign government … It seems we are citizens, or at least a small province, of the empire of the United States.”

For the complete interview, the podcast, transcripts, and additional WikiLeaks coverage, visit www.DemocracyNow.org.




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Lauren von Bernuth

Lauren is one of the co-founders of Citizen Truth. She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. She spent the following years backpacking around the world and starting a green business in the health and wellness industry. She found her way back to politics and discovered a passion for journalism dedicated to finding the truth.

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