Public prosecutor in Madrid requests 18 months in jail for "offensive" Julen tweets

Flashback to the rescue, and Camilo de Ory (inset).
Flashback to the rescue, and Camilo de Ory (inset). / SUR
  • A court in Madrid has said that Camilo de Ory's tweets during Julen Rosselló's rescue operation were "humiliating"

A public prosecutor in Madrid has requested that a 49-year-old man, who posted a series of "offensive" and "humiliating" tweets during the operation to rescue Julen Roselló from the bore hole in Totalán in January, be given an 18-month prison sentence for a crime against moral integrity.

Camilo de Ory, 49, originally from Segovia, posted the tweets over a number of days as the country followed the agonising rescue operation, which ended when the two-year-old's body was found.

De Ory's tweets, which were posted in Spanish, and included comments such as, "If Julen ate in Burger King, this wouldn't have happened," were "clearly derogatory towards the dramatic situation the child and his parents were experiencing" and "aimed to ridicule" the rescue, according to the prosecutor.

The prosecutor's recommendation also includes an 18-month ban on de Ory accessing social networks. A date for the trial has not been announced yet.