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Noisy Spanish bar owner jailed for five years 西班牙酒吧老闆因製造噪音被判五年徒刑

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A bar owner in Spain has been sent to jail for five and a half years for “torturing” his neighbors with loud music from his sound system, officials said last Monday.

A court in Barcelona said three people living near the city’s Donegal pub “developed depressive anxiety syndrome that needed medical treatment” due to the noise from five speakers, which played music non-stop from 9:00am until 3:00am.

The judges described the noise as “a method of torture”.

The owner of the bar, closed since 2006 by the local authorities, had installed the powerful sound system without permission.

The judges decided to hand down “a stiff sentence, the hardest ever by a Spanish court” for this type of crime, the newspaper El Periodico said.(afp)





西班牙《El Periodico》報報導,法官決定「重判,這是西班牙法院有史以來對這類案件最嚴厲的判決」。(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)


British rock band The Who hold the record for the loudest concert ever, recorded at 126 decibels in 1976.


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