SPAIN: Mallorcan Insult

To the Supreme Court in Madrid last week went the case of five U. S. citizens, one a woman, who were jailed in Palma, Mallorca, last June for hitting and insulting a member of Spain's crack police, the Guardia Civil (TIME, July 24). All five had been acquitted last October by a military court. But custom required a military auditor to review and confirm such a verdict. It happened that the auditor was a monarchist and not above embarrassing the Republican government's diplomatic relations with the U. S. He appealed the case...

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