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First victim of Spain?s ‘gag law’ fined for criticising ‘lazy’ police

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Via Telegraph.co.uk

Eduardo Díaz described his local police force as “slackers” on Facebook and a few hours later, they turned up on his doorstep and fined him

The first known individual to fall foul of Spain?s controversial new ?gag law? has spoken out against what he sees as the repression of free speech after he received a fine for describing his local police force as “slackers” on Facebook.

Eduardo Díaz, a 27-year-old salesman from Tenerife, told the newspaper El Mundo that the comment he posted on his mayor?s Facebook page about the decision to provide the local police force with a new and larger headquarters was ?just a criticism, not an insult. I get the impression that they are trying to silence the voice of critical citizens?.

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