Spain orders arrest of former Chinese officials over Tibet

MADRID Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:54am EST

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MADRID Feb 10 (Reuters) - Spanish High Court Judge Ismael Moreno on Monday issued an arrest warrant for former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, ex-Prime Minister Li Peng and others on allegations of genocide in Tibet.

Moreno used a Spanish law that allows suspects to be pursued for human rights abuses committed abroad when a Spanish victim is involved.

Spain's ruling People's Party is pushing a reform of this law that would restrict the capacity of judges to act beyond the country's borders.

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