At Least 14 People Detained During Thursday Protests In Support Of Jailed Rapper In Spain
Muhammad Irfan 10 days ago Fri 19th February 2021 | 05:50 AM
MADRID (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 19th February, 2021) At least 14 people were detained during the Thursday protests in support of jailed rapper Pablo Hasel across Spain, a Sputnik correspondent reported citing recent data.
The Catalan singer was sentenced in 2018 to nine months in prison for glorifying terrorism and slandering the Spanish monarchy on Twitter and through the lyrics of his songs. Hasel was supposed to voluntarily come to prison last Friday but he refused to do so. On Tuesday, the rapper was arrested.
The rapper's jailing caused a public outcry and debates about the freedom of speech. Hundreds of artists, including Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, signed a petition against the imprisonment.