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[liberationtech] Spanish woman given jail term for tweeting jokes about Franco-era assassination

Marc Juul juul at labitat.dk
Thu Mar 30 15:53:23 PDT 2017


On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 3:08 PM, F LM <flucom.02 at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the same article:
>
> "She is unlikely to go to jail because those convicted of non-violent
> crimes with a sentence of under two years are not imprisoned."
>

Not read up on spanish law and not a lawyer but I believe this is type of
thing is common in other European countries. As a Dane it's not surprising
that someone is given a jail sentence that they don't end up serving. Just
because she gets a pass from serving her prison term now (which is likely
dependent on her having no prior convictions) any future convictions may
cause her to have to serve the full term. She has technically been given a
jail term but may get out of serving it if certain conditions are met in
the past and in the future. The fact that she has been sentenced to jail,
even if she doesn't end up serving the sentence, will likely limit her
access to certain types of jobs and opportunities as well. I agree that
this could be more confusing for people from other legal regimes, but I
don't believe most northern europeans would find the headline especially
misleading.

-- 
marc/juul
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