The Spanish National Court has issued a European and international arrest warrant against the Mallorcan rapper Valtonyc. He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after being found guilty of glorifying terrorism, slander, and defamation of the crown in some of his songs’ lyrics. On Wednesday, a day before he was due to enter jail, the hip hop artist tweeted that he “would not make it easy” for the Spanish authorities to incarcerate him. “Disobeying is legitimate and obligatory against a fascist state,” he wrote.
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Spain: Counter-terror law used to crush satire and creative expression online (Amnesty International | March 13, 2018)
- “Whether by law or intimidation, Spain has become a country where the risks of free expression have quietly mounted in recent years” (Raphael Minder | New York Times Feb 21, 2018)