Restraining order to protect victim thrown into a fountain and urinated on in alleged homophobic attack in Spain.
National Police in Spain arrested six young men aged between 26 and 32 years old, in Jaen. They are the alleged perpetrators of both the verbal and physical aggression that a 52-year-old man was subjected to. The attack was reportedly due to the victim’s sexuality.
According to National Police the events occurred on July 17. The man had left his home and headed out to buy ice when he was met in the street by a young man who said the man could join his group of friends as they had drinks, and that all he needed to do was bring a glass.
The man joined the group of people at a nearby square before heading off later to buy tobacco. At this point he was accompanied by the young man he had first met.
Shortly after that the two people returned to the group, where the aggression then began. The group of men started with foul language and intimate comments.
As reported 20 minutes, “Subsequently, they allegedly stripped him of his shirt and threw him into a fountain, hitting his back against one of the spouts. When he managed to get out, he said that they threw drinks at him and even urinated on him, shouting ‘you’re a fa**ot, we don’t want fa**ots here’.”
The shocking incident has been investigated and six people were arrested. A restraining order has now been put in place to protect the victim and the detainees were released with charges as the alleged perpetrators of a crime against moral integrity.
The Town Council of Jaen along with the Territorial Delegation of the International Human Rights Foundation for the Province of Jaen have publicly condemned the events that took place.
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