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Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon on trial in Madrid

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon - who famously indicted late Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet - has gone on trial at the supreme court in Madrid charged with illegally authorising police to bug lawyers' conversations with clients.

Garzon denies any wrongdoing but if convicted he could be suspended from the legal profession for 17 years.

His supporters say he is being unfairly targeted by people who resent his work on human rights.

Carolina Robino reports.

  • 17 Jan 2012