Spain angers rights activists with tough new security law – apparently in favour of population replacement

Africans storm the fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla and Morocco.

MADRID: Spain’s proposed new public security law, which introduces hefty fines for unauthorised protests and allows for the summary expulsion of migrants that try to enter the country illegally, has sparked fierce opposition from human rights activists.

The lower house of parliament approved the law – dubbed the “Ley Mordaza” or “Gag Law” by its critics – on Thursday with the votes of the ruling conservative Popular Party which has a majority in the assembly. All opposition parties voted against the bill.

The bill, which was first introduced in 2013, now goes to the senate, Spain’s upper house of parliament, at the beginning of next year for final approval…

Rights groups accuse Spanish police of routinely expelling back to Morocco immigrants who have entered the two territories illegally.

These expulsions are prohibited by 11 Spanish, European and international legal norms because they deny migrants their right to seek asylum, according to rights group Amnesty International…

Amnesty International also criticised a measure in the new law which allows for fines of up to 30,000 euros for those who use images of police without authorisation. It says this could deter activists and journalists from relaying images of alleged police brutality.

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  • koala

    Population replacement?

    With high taxes who can afford to populate?

    only the third world. We pay for them.

    • Frau Katze

      It will collapse if the pool of tax-payers dries up.

      I have no idea how will turn out, but it does not look good now.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s a good point. How many first world residents would like to have kids (or more than 1 or 2) but can’t afford it? I’d be curious to know.

  • RevnantDream

    Amnesty International the communist organization can take a walk with the fishes. they have no credibility left

    • Frau Katze

      No argument from me there.

  • Xanthippa Socrates

    Why is this not an electric fence?

    • Frau Katze

      The human rights crowd won’t allow it. They are for open-borders.

      • Xanthippa Socrates

        Why ask them?

        Just plug it in and act surprised afterwards….would not be the first time bureaucracy just pulled stunts without telling anyone and without being able to figure out who gave the order and is thus culpable!

  • Alain

    OMG you just cannot make this stuff up. Spain is accused of expelling (deporting) illigals and that is just unacceptable. Are these idiots and enemies of the Spanish people trying to imitate Obama?