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Jean-Louis Bruguière

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Jean-Louis Bruguière's Biography

Jean-Louis Bruguière was the leading French investigating magistrate in charge of counter-terrorism affairs. He was appointed in 2004 vice-president of the Paris Court of Serious Claims (Tribunal de Grande Instance). He has garnered controversy for various acts, including the indictment of Rwandan president Paul Kagame for the assassination in 1994 of Juvenal Habyarimana. Washington Post journalist Dana Priest has cited him as saying that he had in the past ordered the arrest of more than 500 suspects, some with the assistance of US authorities . According to the investigative reporter, who described the workings of Alliance Base, a CTIC joint counter-terrorist operations center, involving the DGSE, the CIA and other foreign intelligence agencies, Bruguière declared that "[he had] good connections with the CIA and FBI." " Bruguière has since temporarily left his judicial functions to dedicate himself to politics, joining Nicolas Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) conservative party. However, he was appointed by the European Union at the US Department of Treasury to overlook the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program .

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  • France's Counter-Terrorism Ace Finds Himself Under Scrutiny

      News Source: Moreover Silicon Valley | 3 years ago
    For the past three decades he's been known as The Sheriff, The Admiral, and more generally as the world-famous icon of French counter-terrorism. The pipe-smoking, Magnum-packing judge became counter-terrorism's international celebrity through
  • Kagame's Rwanda: Myth and Reality

      News Source: Salem News | over 3 years ago
    In April 2010, President Barack Obama marked the 17th anniversary of the "unimaginable slaughter" of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, saying it reminded the world of its duties to civilians in places like Libya.  President Obama made no effort to dispel the
  • ‘Defecting’ Libyan Foreign Minister and Ex-Spy Chief Has Terror-Tainted ...

      News Source: | over 3 years ago
    Mussa Kussa, the Libyan foreign minister who flew to Britain Wednesday and said he was defecting from the Tripoli regime, is described as a master of international terrorism and the man responsible for exporting Muammar Gaddafi's revolution. Kussa (

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