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    Arrested for writing a book.Spaniard Lieutenant Luis Gonzalo Segura.

     

    Don Luis Gonzalo Segura, a Lieutenant  who has dared to criticize military higher ups has become the voice of  most spanish soldiers to claim the right to freedom of expression,who before his arrest has sent a letter to the King of Spain ,Don Felipe VI,asking for his intervention at the current situation of helplessness into the Army. Meanwhile,many spanish citizens are demanding to the Government an Independent Judgment to investigate and clarify  every complaint cases that he denounces,demanding transparent budgets for the common good,better organization and modern structure in the Army. Arrested on 18 July  for his statements and criticism to the chaotic system of military Institution through a novel (Un Paso al Frente) a work of fiction based on the alleged abuses that takes place in the armed forces. A man who spent 22 days on hunger strike to protest the "lynching" that military authorities are subjecting him to.A Lieutenant,who has risked his entire military career to show others what's inside the barracks, abuse of power and the uncontrolled expenditure.

    But we wonder,why no one investigates rather than arresting him?

    Therefore it is surprising to see how the main Spanish media do not report the situation whilst politicians look the other way.

    Even so, its list of supporters do not stop and continue increasing daily.

     

    UPDATE

    Lt. Segura released after his stay at military prison.Interview on LA SEXTA channel,the only tv channel  informing so far.

    http://www.lasexta.com/videos-online/programas/el-intermedio/luis-gonzalo-segura-descubierto-desfases-mas-cinco-millones-euros-que-salen-bolsillo-ciudadanos_2014091700002.html

     

    ONE STEP FORWARD English video subtitles:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHXd8OT9lik

    Further info online:

    http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/29/spanish-soldier-luis-gonzalo-segura-novel-on-military-corruption-in-prison/

    Interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HthVJiE5Ho

    Follow:

    https://www.facebook.com/unpasoalfrente?fref=ts

    http://todossomosluissegura.blogspot.com.es/

    https://twitter.com/luisgonzaloseg

     

    "ONE STEP FORWARD" by Luis Gonzalo Segura.

    Best-seller,over 20,000 copies sold. Tropo Editores

    Audiovisual by Laura Sipan.

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