Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling [confirming] a 3.5 year jail sentence for a Spanish rap singer, José Miguel Arenas Beltrán, known by the state name of "Valtonyc", on charges of glorification of terrorism and slander of the Crown varied across the political spectrum. Conservative and liberal parties supported the ruling and progressive parties and groups condemned an authoritarian attack on freedom of speech.
Jorge Campos, the plaintiff in the case, will petition the courts for the immediate imprisonment of Arenas Beltrán, El Mundo reported.
A concert association in Catalonia, the ASACC, announced it had booked Valtonyc for 26 venues this summer as a "show of unity to reject a measure that directly attacks freedom of speech and artistic creation. Even if you do...
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