The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Spanish judiciary’s prosecution of people for burning images of the king.
The international court stated that burning pictures of Spain's monarch is freedom of expression, and that it does not incite hatred.
The court's ruling comes after two Catalan men were fined for burning pictures of the former Spanish king and queen in Girona on the occasion of the monarchs' visit to the city in 2007.
The two Catalan men, Enric Stern and Jaume Roura, burned images of the former Spanish king and queen in 2007, on the occasion of the monarchs' visit to the northern city.
After the National Court's decision, the defense of the two men appealed the court's ruling in another high court, Spain's Constitutional Court.