By the AFP
A Madrid court has acquitted Spanish actor Willy Toledo in a blasphemy case after he was accused of making comments offensive to religious sentiment, according to court documents seen by AFP on Saturday.
Toledo, a film and television actor, went on trial February 17 over comments posted on his Facebook account in a high-profile case that fuelled worries over freedom of speech.
Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem spoke out in support of Toledo, saying the country risked a return to the repressive era of dictator Francisco Franco.
The case stems from a 2017 message in which Toledo, 49, defended three women charged with blasphemy for staging a mock-religious procession wielding a giant vagina.
In profane language, Toledo expressed contempt in his post for God and the Virgin Mary.
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