Journalist in Spain fined for posting police arrest on Twitter

A magazine in Spain says one of its photographers has been fined under the country’s gag law after posting photos on the internet of police making an arrest.

 

Argia magazine said Axier Lopez was fined ‎€601 or $680 usd for posting photos on his Twitter account of police arresting a woman.

 

According to the magazine, the Interior Ministry’s notification said the fine was for publishing photographs without authorization that put the officers at risk because they could be publicly identified.

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