BASQUE magazine Argia says one of its photographers has been fined under Spain’s so-called “gag law” for posting photos of police onto Twitter.
Axier Lopez was reportedly fined €601 for tweeting photos of police arresting a woman who had failed to appear in court.
The Interior Ministry’s notification allegedly says the fine was for publishing the photographs “without authorization”, which put the officers at risk because they could be identified publicly.
The Spanish government’s 2015 Public Security Law has been criticized by United Nations experts and rights groups, who say it undermines free assembly and expression.
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