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    Spain's human rights judge goes on trial

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    One of Spain's best known judges has gone on trial in the country's supreme court on charges of abusing judicial powers.

    Baltasar Garzon, renowned for his investigations into human rights abuses in Spain and Latin America, appeared before the Madrid court on Tuesday to face the first of three trials, which his supporters say are politically motivated.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Madrid