Sunday, April 16, 2006

Book Burning in Europe, 2006

Spanish publisher and bookseller, Pedro Varela, was arrested in Barcelona, SPain on April 11 for selling a book named "Mito de los 6 miliones" (Myth of the 6 Million) by Joaquin Bochaca. Varela was arrested at his bookstore - Libraria Europa. During the raid over 500 books were seized.

Varella has been charged with 2 crimes under Spanish law, both of them with Orwellian names - "defending and justifying genocide" and "putting in danger the security of foreign states." If convicted he could receive 5 years in prison.

What I especially like about the picture is Varela's courage and pride while the ninja-clad policewoman hides her face.


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