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.”
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