Tweets raise concerns over free speech in Spain

When Cassandra Vera, a 21-year old student from Murcia, received a notification from the Spanish National Court, she didn’t know that she would become famous against her will. The court’s prosecutor accused her of glorifying terrorism and humiliating victims of terrorism. Last January, she shared her story on Twitter: “The prosecutor is asking for 2.5 years in prison, plus 3 in probation, for jokes about Carrero Blanco [Francoist Prime Minister killed by ETA in 1973]. That’s all: jokes about a dictator.”

  • deplorabledave

    That sentiment is shared by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the UN Human Rights Council who say they’re concerned about the state of freedom of expression in Spain.

    Well thats all I need to know. To hell with her.