A 35-year-old man was charged in Pinos del Valle, Granada, for having published threats and insults against the local council on a social networking site.
According to the Guardia Civil, the mayor, Carlos Delgado, reported the man for his comments against the conservative Partido Popular. He was charged with injuries.
This comes in the midst of debates throughout Spain regarding how to prevent injurious comments from being published online which began following the murder of the President of Leon Provincial Government, Isabel Carrasco.
Insults, threats and offensive comments against the victim and other politicians filled social networking sites.
The Interior Minister, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, pointed out that injuries online are also a crime and said that the internet had to be “rid of these undesirables”.
Two youths aged 19 have been charged in Valencia and Cadiz for their online posts insulting the deceased woman and other politicians.