Gonzalo Boye (Viña del Mar, 1965) is a lawyer, based in Spain, notable for trying to use Spanish law to charge members of the George W. Bush administration officials for their roles in war crimes committed against citizens or residents of Spain while the US held them in extrajudicial detention. Boye was born in Chile. In 1996 he was convicted to 14 years in prison for collaborating with Basque terrorist group ETA, after the Court considered proven that Boye played a key role in the kidnapping of the businessman Emiliano Revilla in 1988, that lasted for eight months. The victim was released after a millionaire ransom payment.
Many nations allow war crime charges to be laid against non-citizens, and non-residents, when the countries where they lived when the war crimes were committed has failed to initiate an effective inquiry. Spain has a tradition of being more aggressive than other nations, famously trying to extradite Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet from Britain. In 2009 Boye tried to initiate extradition of six former officials from the Presidency of George W. Bush.
Andrew C. McCarthy, writing in the National Review asserted that Boye earned his law degree when he was in prison.
Boye was one of four individuals profiled in the award-winning documentary The Guantanamo trap. The movie challenges whether Boye was fairly convicted for the kidnapping. According to Deutsche Welle Boye was "a victim of police torture himself". However, Boye was convicted and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. After 6 years in prison he was set free.
|Geburtsdatum:||03.04.1965 (♈ Widder)|
|Geburtsort:||Viña del Mar|
|Alter:||54Jahre 4Monate 19Tage|