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Spanish court hears testimony on war atrocities
Spanish court hears testimony on civil war atrocities for 1st time, at trial of top judge
By The Associated Press

MADRID (AP) ' Two elderly women have testified in defense of a high-profile judge accused of overstepping his jurisdiction in investigating Spanish civil war crimes, describing losing parents in the country's first-ever court testimony about right-wing atrocities during the 1930s conflict.

Baltasar Garzon, known for his international investigations of alleged crimes against humanity, faces a possible 20 year suspension from the bench for his investigation of killings and forced disappearances of civilians at the hands of supporters of Gen. Francisco Franco.

One witness, 81-year-old Maria Martin, testified in a hoarse, whispery voice Wednesday about how pro-Franco troops arrived in her village in 1936 at the start of the war and took her mother away. She never saw her again.

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