January 5, 2011
A Spanish judge has opened a probe into a raid by Iraqi security forces on a camp housing an Iranian exile group in July 2009 which left 11 people dead.
Judge Fernando Andreu is looking into whether crimes against humanity were committed when the troops took control of Camp Ashraf in Diyala province.
He said he had summoned Diyala’s police chief to Madrid to answer questions.
Under Spain’s universal justice doctrine, grave crimes committed in other countries can be prosecuted.