Baltasar Garzon, the National Court Judge has been ejected from office by the General Council for Judicial Power who informed the embattled judge of their intentions on Friday afternoon.
The existing 27 council members and the president agreed on the decision which stands because of the Supreme Court case against him. He has been charged with justice perversion resulting from Garzon’s startling investigations into people disappearing in the Franco years.
The prosecutor claims that Garzon intentionally acted in a manner beyond his capabilities and power by opening the case.
The judge become aware of his suspension after a number of judges came to offer their condolensces in his office as he was taking the oath of another person in a separate case.