1. No one will be punished for slander either insult but by virtue of complaint of the person offended by the crime or his legal representative. It will proceed ex officio when the offense is directed against a public official, authority or agent thereof regarding facts concerning the exercise of their positions.
2. No one may file an action for slander or slander filed in court without prior permission from the Judge or Court that knows or has known about it.
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art 215 cp
Following the update published on 06/05/2021 that enters into force on 06/25/2021, section 3 is modified by final provision 6.27 of Organic Law 8/2021, of June 4. Previously, he said the following:
3. The forgiveness of the offended party or his legal representative, if applicable, extinguishes the criminal action without prejudice to the provisions of the second paragraph of number 5 of section 1 of article 130 of this Code.
Article 215.3 – Modified with effect from 06/25/2021