3 Jul, 2020 @ 18:38
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59-year-old arrested in Valencia for inciting violence against Spain’s government and royal family on social media

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GUARDIA Civil have arrested a 59-year-old man for crimes against the Spanish state after allegedly inciting violence towards government institutions.

The man, living in Gandia in Spain’s Valencian Community, is accused of inciting hatred towards the ‘Crown’, departments of Justice and police authorities via social media.

Guardia Civil analysed ‘hundreds’ of posts since 2018 that led to the charges of both hate crime and crimes against the state.

A total of 36 public posts were deemed to directly advocate violence against Spain’s royal family as well as government ministers.

Agents sought the identity of the individual behind the posts, before arresting him this week.

The operation was carried out in co-operation with Spain’s state prosecution service, la Fiscalia, as well as the Guardia Civil’s information arm. 

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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