A SPANISH court has convicted 21-year-old student Cassandra Vera of being guilty of contempt and mockery of victims of terrorism and their families after she issued 13 tweets mocking the assassinated Prime Minister Luis Carrero Blanco.
The explosion set off by Basque terrorists in 1973 was so powerful that it sent the car in which he was travelling high into the air and her comments about this which were made between 2013 and 2016 were considered to be tasteless and insulting.
The prosecutor called for a two and a half year prison sentence which even the granddaughter of the dead man believed was unjustified and in the event, her sentence was settled at one year which means that she will not spend any time in jail.
Many on the left in particular believe that this decision to prosecute sets a very bad precedence and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias spoke out for her in public as did the Mayor of Barcelona.
“Eta combined a policy against the use of official vehicles with a space programme,” read one of the posts. Another said: “Did Carrero Blanco also go back to the future with his car?”