Group Fined for Insulting King

Spain’s Audiencia Nacional (National Court) has ordered members of the rock group Ardor de Estomago to pay about $1,000 for insulting King Juan Carlos, according to dpa, the German press agency.

A recent article said the group recorded a song calling the the King a “bastard” and “disgusting dictator.” Members performed the song in 2009 at a festival in Segovia, but the city’s mayor denies being aware of the lyrics.

A nationalist organization brought the charges, the article said.