Royal insulters get off with reduced fines

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TWO people have been fined €380 each by the National Court for insulting and threatening the King of Spain and his family.

One was sentenced for insulting the royals on Twitter and the other for carrying a poster stating ‘death to the Bourbons’ at a republican rally.

The sentences were given after an agreement was reached with the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which initially requested fines of €6,500.

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The prosecution declared that Jose Javier PL spent a month spreading insulting and threatening messages about the royal family on his Twitter account, which had 172 followers, while the other culprit, Silvia MN, was broadcast on television carrying the incriminating poster at a rally in A Coruña.

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