A court in Vilanova i la Geltrú acquits actor Toni Albà of the crime of gross slander against the State Security Forces and Corps (the Civil Guard and National Police) for messages published on Twitter in October 2017. The judge argues that although the expressions can be qualified as ‘unnecessary, hurtful, denigrating or as discrediting the democratic character of police forces that demonstrate the opposite on a daily basis, public debate in a democratic society is enriched by dissenting expressions such as the present (…)’. The judge finds that the expressions constitute a legitimate exercise of freedom of expression in the context of public debate.
4 February 2020
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Toni Albà is acquitted of a crime of slander against the Spanish police forces
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