Monday, December 7, 2009

Spain Apologizes for 1970s Jailing of Gay Man

Spain apologises for 1970s jailing of gay man - from Pink News - all the latest gay news from the gay community - Pink News
A Spanish gay man who was sentenced to three months in jail in the 1970s has received an official apology from the government.

Antoni Ruiz, 50, was jailed in 1976 at the age of 17 after coming out to his parents. They confided in a Catholic monk, who told authorities.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he received a formal letter of apology last week from Spain's justice minister and compensation of 4,000 euros (£3,600).

He is the first to receive such recognition.....

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