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    WATCH Protesters Rally in Madrid After Rapper Jailed for Defaming Monarchy

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    José Miguel Arenas, also known as the rap artist Valtonyc, has been sentenced to three and half years in prison for his lyrics that, according to the Spanish courts, call for the murder of members of the government, the royal family and right-wing parties.

    Hundreds of people gathered on Madrid's Puerta del Sol square on Friday in support of Arenas, calling his imprisonment a violation of freedom of expression. At the same time, the associations of terror victims support the court ruling on the artist, saying his lyrics trivialize violence.


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