The National Court Prosecutor’s Office refused to review Jordi Evole’s documentary about former ETA leader Josu Ternera before its premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival, as claimed by Dignidad y Justicia, a small association of victims of terrorism. Under the chairmanship of Daniel Portero, deputy of the Popular Party of the Madrid Assembly.
In a press release, the Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court reported that it initiated and initiated the investigation process because the Spanish Constitution recognizes and protects, among others, the right to freely express and disseminate thoughts, ideas and opinions by speech, writing or media. Any other means of reproduction and the right to literary, artistic, scientific and technical production and creation.
In her ruling, the Lieutenant Prosecutor of the National Court, Marta Durantes, states that the “restriction” of the constitutional right to freedom of the press cannot be based on hypotheses or assumptions of the commission of certain crimes. And he argues that in this case there is “no indication” that the broadcast could be as guilty of glorifying terrorism and humiliating its victims as dignity and justice would suggest. Responding to this association’s request therefore means “initiating a prospective investigation based on the circumstances of the person being interviewed.”
Source: El Diario