28 October 2021

The El País photojournalist Albert Garcia is acquitted


The Eighth Criminal Court of Barcelona acquits El País photojournalist Albert Garcia, who had been arrested during the protests against the sentence of the leaders of the 1 October in Plaça Urquinaona in Barcelona. The prosecutor accused Garcia of the crime of attacking the authority and of a minor crime of causing injury. Although the prosecutor initially asked for 9 months in prison and a fine, he lowered his request on the day of the trial to a crime of resisting authority and a minor offence of injury and simply asked for a fine. The judge acquits Garcia on the understanding that there are serious doubts that what is stated in the indictment really happened.

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