Spanish Supreme Court upholds men's right to walk naked on the streets

News » Incidents

 Spanish Supreme Court upholds the right of men to walk naked on the streets

Spain's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a man fined for walking naked through the streets of a city in the Valencia region and then trying to attend court in the nude.
< br />The region's Supreme Court said in a statement dismissing an appeal against a lower court's decision to overturn a fine issued to a man for walking naked on the streets of Aldaya, a town on the outskirts of the region's capital. However, the court recognized the “legal vacuum” in Spanish law on public nudity.

Alejandro Colomar, 29, was filmed arriving at court wearing only one pair of hiking boots, after which he was ordered to dress more to enter the building. In court, he argued that the fines infringe on his right to ideological freedom.

According to Colomara, he began stripping publicly in 2020 and received more encouragement than insults when he went naked, although he was once threatened with a knife. says Alejandro. “They accused me of obscene exhibitionism. According to the dictionary, this implies sexual intent and has nothing to do with what I was doing.

Public nudity has been legal in Spain since 1988, but some regions, such as Valladolid and Barcelona, ​​have adopted their own laws governing nudism, especially away from the beach. The court noted that there was no law in Aldaya prohibiting nudism and ruled that Colomar “limited himself to remaining or walking around naked” and his behavior did not imply “a violation of the safety of citizens, the peace or public order”.

Follow us on Telegram

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *