The Spanish government is demanding the appearance of a three-man US Abrams army tank crew in a trial on the death of cameraman Jose Couso in Baghdad in 2003. The call follows a reversal of a lower court’s decision finding that the death was found not to be premeditated when a tank shell hit a hotel in the city.High Court judge Santiago Pedraz has issued three international arrest warrants for the soldiers.
The “find and capture” warrant for the tank crew is based on the allegation that “they can be deemed to have committed a crime against the international community.”
The U.S. is unlikely to accommodate the demand — leading to a possible showdown internationally.
Interpol has been given the warrants.
Source: Morning Star