Monday, 4 June 2012

Gay rights leader allegedly abused by Guardia Civil

LA LÍNEA / GIBRALTAR The leader of Gibraltar's gay rights movement has accused the Guardia Civil at the border of abusive behaviour, according to a communiqué by the group GGR. It begins as follows: "Well-known Human Rights defender and Chairman of Equality Rights group (GGR), Felix Alvarez, has filed an official complaint with the Spanish courts following an aggressive attack by a Spanish Civil Guard at the border Customs building. After enquiring of the RGP by phone, I am informed there is no way of presenting a second report to the Gibraltar police on this incident, given the events took place outside of their jurisdiction. I have therefore sent a letter of information to His Excellency the Governor, the Chief Minister and the Police Commissioner. Whilst no jurisdiction may exist, an assault by a Guardia Civil officer on a Gibraltar citizen must be brought to our own authorities’ attention." Read the full story on

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