Jailed Spanish puppeteers freed after "glorifying terrorism"

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By Euronews
Jailed Spanish puppeteers freed after "glorifying terrorism"

Two puppeteers jailed for glorifying terrorism in Spain have been released Their detention on Saturday caused a public storm of words over speech freedom in a democracy.

The pair had staged a show called “The Witch and Don Cristobal” as part of Madrid’s carnival celebrations. Children and adults were shown scenes depicting the hanging of a judge and the rape of a nun who was later stabbed to death with a crucifix.

The judge said the arrests were due to one puppet holding up a sign referring to the armed Basque separatist group ETA. It was decided that the men did not pose a flight risk but will still have to appear before the court at a later date.