Spain's National Court has issued arrest warrants for former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Premier Li Peng, as well as three other officials for their role in alleged genocide in Tibet.
Former President Hu Jintao is also under the same investigation, but is not facing arrest at this time.
Spain National Court claims jurisdiction over severe human rights violations even outside its territories on the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Chilean dictator General Pinochet was indicted for human rights violations by Spanish magistrate Baltascar Garzon in 1998. Six days later, he was arrested in a hospital in London by British police acting on a request from Spain.