Rock band cleared of glorifying ETA terrorism
22 November 2006, MADRID — Spain's leading anti-terrorist court cleared on Wednesday a rock band of glorifying terrorism in a song.
22 November 2006
MADRID — Spain's leading anti-terrorist court cleared on Wednesday a rock band of glorifying terrorism in a song.
Alcoholic Society and their manager had faced 18 months in jail if they were convicted.
They were accused of praising the activities of ETA which is a criminal offence.
Prosecutors claimed some phrases of one of their songs were an apology for attacks by the Basque separatist organisation.
They also claimed they were ridiculing victims of ETA terrorism.
But judges at the Audiencia Nacional ruled their song Explode Pig referred to a police informer and did not have any connection with ETA.
The band's vocalist Juan Manuel Acena told the court none of the band supported ETA and insisted they were simply a group which made 'social comments'.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news