He likes being naked and began stripping in public in 2020. A court now says that his behavior does not threaten citizen security or public order.
Freedom has many facets. Freedom of speech, expression, and ideas. A 29-year-old Spanish man exercised his right to ideological freedom by walking naked in Aldaia town, Spain.
Now, he also has the court's permission to do so!
A Spanish high court has favored a man named Alejandro Colomar to walk nude through the streets of a town named Aldaia in the region of Valencia, Spain. Earlier, the people raised objections, and the court also fined him for doing this. But now, the tables have turned.
In the statement released, the high court said it abolished an appeal against a lower court's decision earlier to annul fines to Colomar for roaming around naked in the town streets, reports Reuters news agency.
Colomar is a computer scientist, and he just likes being nude. As strange as it may sound, his desire to give up on clothes is so bizarre that he has been fighting against fines and legal actions to protect his right.
The court admitted to having a "legal vacuum" in Spanish law concerning public nudity. It pointed out that no local law in the town prohibits nudism. Colomar's victory underlines this fact.
The court also talks about Colomar's approach to walking nude and how he "limited himself to remaining or circulating naked at different times in two distinct streets of Aldaia." Court also favors his behavior by adding that his behavior did not imply an "alteration of citizen security, tranquility or public order."
Colomar's nudity does not fall under the law prohibiting "acts of obscene exhibitionism." He argues that he intends no unusual sexual activity.
Spanish high court backs man's right to walk naked in the street https://t.co/a0VXfCe7ZV pic.twitter.com/CKGCKEW6RO— Reuters (@Reuters) February 4, 2023
Colomar claims that he began stripping in public in 2020, and most people have applauded him. He has once been threatened with a knife.
He shared that his inspiration to stay au naturel came from a woman, reports WION. While exercising, he took off his shirt, and she objected. He realized she was incapable of doing the same and hence, she was blaming the society where men like Colomar could go around naked.
Regarding the court case and fines levied on him, he said, "The fine does not make any sense. I was accused of obscene exhibitionism, which according to the dictionary, has a sexual intention and has nothing to do with what I was doing. What I was accused of, having children there, in case there was a sexual intention, was to go to jail, not a fine. But it had no relation to what I was doing."
There are no laws against public nudity in Spain. pic.twitter.com/jlHimbXdyC— The World (@World) October 14, 2015
The man dared to enter the court premises in just a pair of hiking boots for his hearing. He challenged the court order and said the fines infringed on his right to ideological freedom. The court denied him entry and asked him to put some clothes on.
But now Colomar has the law on his side.
Spain made public nudity legal in 1988. Reuters states that anyone can walk around naked in Spain without arrest. However, Barcelona and Valladolid have introduced new and improved laws against nudism.