Friday, October 27, 2006

Monty Python

Like most people in Britain I am growing increasingly opposed to the European Union. A piece today at EU Referendum tells you why.

Looking around the blogosphere one finds some very interesting and, often, perplexing items of news and information. Bloggers being arrested in China and Iran - to be expected, really, though we do promise to post soon a round-up of the stories from those countries.

However, here is a story from Spain. It seems that a Cuban blogger who lives in Galicia, in Spain, has fallen foul of the the Major of Oleiros who is supposed to be a Galician nationalist, which he seems to display by attacking the United States and, especially, Israel whenever he can.

The blogger, Alejandro de Llano has criticized the Major's anti-zionist (for which read anti-semitic in this case) campaign as well as his tendency to attack Cuban dissidents.
On October 13th, 2006, he has received a summons from a Criminal Judge announcing him that he is held responsible of the crime of supporting Israel and also of acting against Palestinian people. They did not give him a copy of the summons and they did not let him make any copies.

Monty Python had it right. No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition


Exiled in mainstream said...

If true that's dreadful - but is there a link to this story somewhere other than right wing blogs? I've googled and all I can get is the usual echo-chamber of Likudists, GOP fanatics, UKIPers etc.

It all sounds a bit "Birmingham bans Christmas" to me. The fact that he hasn't got a copy of the summons cuts both ways.

Terry Hamblin said...

Well, they would get it first, wouldn't they? Wait and see if anyone picks up on it.

Exiled in mainstream said...

I will do, but it's a nice illustration of what I was talking about in my comment on your Lancet entry.

Incidentally you might find Al Franken's book on how this operates quite interesting - it was quite an eye-opener to me.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have seen it in a lot of blogs but I believe this is not an actual fact. You know, here in Galicia, majors have no judicial power at all and of course it depends all on the independent legal sistem, and there is not opinion crimes. He must had done something different and for real, because there is not any spanish fiscal who charge anybody for something like this. So, it is not true, as simple as that.

Xavi, GZ