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Spain’s ‘gag law’: Facebook comment lands locksmith in trouble under new ‘gag law’ | In English | EL PA�S


Spain’s ‘gag law’: Facebook comment lands locksmith in trouble under new ‘gag law’ | In English | EL PA�S:

Angry at what had happened, and with the aim of drawing the mayor of
Pizarra’s attention to what he saw as a failure by the local police, he
wrote about it on his Facebook page. The next day, police officers
visited his house to tell him he faced prosecution for “making comments
that were disrespectful to the local police of Pizarra.”

Puyoles had unwittingly fallen foul of Spain’s new Citizen Safety Law, which has been criticized by opposition parties, human rights groups, and even the European Union.

“I haven’t insulted or disrespected anybody,” says Puyoles. “What I
wrote on my Facebook page didn’t refer directly to anybody, nor did it
incite hate, or anything of the kind. All I was doing was reporting a
lack of a public service. I needed to get to work and couldn’t because
nobody answered the phone to help me.”

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