Sunday, December 16, 2012
Jail for Spanish politician who posted video on local party's website showing 20 ways to kill women
This guy was obviously pretty unpleasant but jailing him over cartoons seems excessive
A politician who posted a video on his local party's website detailing 20 gruesome ways to end a woman's life has been jailed for 18 months.
Joaquín Rabasco was found guilty of uploading the sick animation - which included a woman dying while riding her bike, in the lava of a volcano and being chopped into pieces by an industrial fan.
A judge in Mallorca, Spain, yesterday said the 60-year-old had promoted 'clearly contemptuous images of women' which tried to demonstrate 'the uselessness of women'.
Rabasco, also a former policeman, was fined €18,000 for inciting gender violence. His secretary Claudia Falleman was handed the same sentence.
The court heard that the cartoons were uploaded in 2005 and remained online for more than two months.
Judge Francisco José Pérez said the pair deserved such harsh sentences because the uploading of the animation was 'of such gravity'.
Diario de Mallorca reported he said it 'presented women as banal, whose death was funny and whose intelligence is so low that they will do nothing to try to save their lives.'
The animation, called The Naked Woman, showed 20 ways to end the life of a woman riding a bicycle.
The character was nude, and drawn with oversized breasts.