ANTONIO GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images Spanish police have ordered Spanish police agencies to delete the posts of a Catalan politician who was arrested for insulting President Felipe Calderon and the Catalan government.
In a ruling published Tuesday, Judge Pablo Pizarro ordered Spanish authorities to delete all the posts, and the Spanish Constitutional Court will take up the case, the Associated Press reported.
Pizarro ruled on Monday that one of the posts had caused “serious damage to the reputation” of a political party, the Popular Party (PP), and was defamatory, the AP reported.
The ruling was made after Catalan President Artur Mas accused the PP of spreading lies to the public, and said the party was trying to change the course of history.
Mas called the comments “an act of treason,” and said that if the ruling were upheld it would be a criminal act.