Ley Mordaza

The state in the world today, the International Justice Day, gives little reason to celebrate. Impunity is more or less practice for certain groups in many countries. The principle of equality before the law is often very far from reality. This is a main reason for the seemingly never-ending story of horrible human rights abuses. The perpetrators are too often those who are supposed to protect us, but do the opposite. The development is not going in the right direction. One example is Spain’s controversial law called Ley Mordaza, which is now in force. Among other things, the law makes it illegal to take unauthorized photos of the police (making it difficult to document police brutality, of course). Even social media activism can be fined. It smells not like justice, but like a totalitarian police state.