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October 14, 2001 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
France's pioneering anti-terrorist judge expounds elegantly on the cultural nuances of Islam, pilots airplanes for fun and won fame for packing a .357 magnum during the peak years of the battle against Middle Eastern terrorism here. And when he talks about Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network, Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere gets a look of grim relish on his craggy face. A look that says it's time to go to work. "This is a planetary, global enemy," Bruguiere says.
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November 4, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella
The Pakistani government has lost control of rogue military and intelligence officers who aid Al Qaeda and its allies and play a double game with the West, a renowned French judge asserts in an upcoming book. For three decades, Jean-Louis Bruguiere was an investigative magistrate, a powerful role that combines the duties of prosecutor and judge and allowed him to cultivate high-level contacts from Algiers to Moscow. He stepped down from that post in 2007, and now serves as the European Union's envoy to Washington on issues related to the financing of terrorism.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | By JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swashbuckling French prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere has spent the last seven years chasing a group of Algerian extremists around the globe as part of his mission to rout terrorism. As early as today in Los Angeles, France's top terrorist hunter may take the stand as a key prosecution witness in the federal bomb conspiracy trial of Ahmed Ressam.
WORLD
June 10, 2007 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
During a quarter-century in which he has made his mark on European law enforcement, Jean-Louis Bruguiere has taken on all kinds of adventures and adversaries. The anti-terrorism magistrate flew by helicopter into the Sahara in 1989 to inspect the wreckage of a Paris-bound passenger jet blown up by Libyan spies, killing 170 people. In 1987, he escaped a grenade that Corsican militants rigged to the door of his Paris home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swashbuckling French prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere has spent the last seven years chasing a group of Algerian extremists around the globe as part of his mission to rout terrorism. As early as today in Los Angeles, France's top terrorist hunter may take the stand as a key prosecution witness in the federal bomb conspiracy trial of Ahmed Ressam.
NEWS
November 19, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He works behind bullet-proof glass windows in a tiny office hidden on one of the obscure, upper floors of the old Palais de Justice. He has no permanent staff except for a secretary. Stacks of working files litter his standard government-issue desk.
WORLD
June 10, 2007 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
During a quarter-century in which he has made his mark on European law enforcement, Jean-Louis Bruguiere has taken on all kinds of adventures and adversaries. The anti-terrorism magistrate flew by helicopter into the Sahara in 1989 to inspect the wreckage of a Paris-bound passenger jet blown up by Libyan spies, killing 170 people. In 1987, he escaped a grenade that Corsican militants rigged to the door of his Paris home.
WORLD
November 4, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella
The Pakistani government has lost control of rogue military and intelligence officers who aid Al Qaeda and its allies and play a double game with the West, a renowned French judge asserts in an upcoming book. For three decades, Jean-Louis Bruguiere was an investigative magistrate, a powerful role that combines the duties of prosecutor and judge and allowed him to cultivate high-level contacts from Algiers to Moscow. He stepped down from that post in 2007, and now serves as the European Union's envoy to Washington on issues related to the financing of terrorism.
WORLD
November 25, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Rwanda broke off diplomatic ties with France in protest of a French judge's call for President Paul Kagame to stand trial over the killing of a former leader, the event that led to the country's genocide. French anti-terrorism Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere has issued arrest warrants for nine associates of Kagame over the 1994 downing of a plane carrying former President Juvenal Habyarimana. Kagame has immunity under French law, but Bruguiere urged the U.N. tribunal on Rwanda's genocide to try him.
NEWS
September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Libya rejected charges by a French judge that it masterminded an airliner bombing that killed all 170 people on board in 1989. A DC-10 of France's UTA airline exploded over the Niger desert during a flight between the Congolese capital of Brazzaville and Paris after a stop in Chad. The official news agency JANA called the judge's charges "a campaign of racial hatred against the Arab people of Libya" and said Libya "condemns all terrorist operations against innocent civilians."
NEWS
October 14, 2001 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
France's pioneering anti-terrorist judge expounds elegantly on the cultural nuances of Islam, pilots airplanes for fun and won fame for packing a .357 magnum during the peak years of the battle against Middle Eastern terrorism here. And when he talks about Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network, Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere gets a look of grim relish on his craggy face. A look that says it's time to go to work. "This is a planetary, global enemy," Bruguiere says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | By JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swashbuckling French prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere has spent the last seven years chasing a group of Algerian extremists around the globe as part of his mission to rout terrorism. As early as today in Los Angeles, France's top terrorist hunter may take the stand as a key prosecution witness in the federal bomb conspiracy trial of Ahmed Ressam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swashbuckling French prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere has spent the last seven years chasing a group of Algerian extremists around the globe as part of his mission to rout terrorism. As early as today in Los Angeles, France's top terrorist hunter may take the stand as a key prosecution witness in the federal bomb conspiracy trial of Ahmed Ressam.
NEWS
November 19, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He works behind bullet-proof glass windows in a tiny office hidden on one of the obscure, upper floors of the old Palais de Justice. He has no permanent staff except for a secretary. Stacks of working files litter his standard government-issue desk.
NEWS
August 17, 1994 | Associated Press
Carlos the Jackal bantered with an anti-terrorism judge who charged him in a bombing case Tuesday, while his lawyer alleged he was betrayed, drugged and bound in a kidnap operation that ended his two decades on the lam. Carlos, born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, was handed over to France on Monday by Sudan, his last refuge in a chaotic life on the run.
WORLD
November 6, 2002 | From Reuters
French intelligence agents arrested eight suspects Tuesday in the bombing of a Tunisian synagogue that killed 21 people in April, the Interior Ministry said. Al Qaeda, the terrorist network the U.S. blames for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, claimed responsibility for the tanker truck explosion, which occurred outside the Ghriba synagogue on the southern Tunisian island of Djerba.
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