Outrage in Spain as Pamplona sexual abuse ‚wolf pack‘ released on bail

Outrage in Spain as Pamplona sexual abuse ‚wolf pack‘ released on bail

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A wave of indignation in Spain has led to a second day of protests on Friday, after five men who had been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman during the running of the bulls festival in the city of Pamplona were released on bail on Thursday. The "Wolf Pack, " as the men called themselves in a WhatsApp messaging group, was acquitted in April of sexual assault, including rape, and convicted with the lesser sentence of sexual abuse. The ruling sparked widespread protests in a case that shocked Spain and rallied women's rights activists. Read more: DW reporter sexually harassed during World Cup broadcast According to the judges, the men were absolved from the more serious charge of sexual assault on the basis that the victim had not been subjected to intimidation or violence. After appealing their jail sentence, a Pamplona court let all five men go free on a bail of €6, 000 ($7, 000), pending the outcome of the appeal. The court argued that it had granted the bail because the current social pressure on them made it "practically unthinkable" they would risk reoffending. A woman holds a sign at a protest in Madrid that reads "trash ....


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