Barcelona rejects controversial La Manada verdict
Barcelona’s city council has officially rejected the controversial verdict on ‘La Manada’ case. A court in Pamplona (Navarra, some 300km west of Catalonia), dismissed rape allegations after five men gang raped an 18-year-old girl during the 2016 San Fermín celebration. The judges found the group guilty of sexual abuse, instead of rape, arguing that they did not use violence to sexually assault her as she did not fight back when attacked. The verdict has sparked outrage and the Catalan capital adhered to the wave of rejection to the decision.