Rapper Pablo Hasél will go to jail for insulting the royal family. Many young people see this as a restriction on freedom of expression and are staging demonstrations to protest.
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The arrest of the Spanish rapper Hasel has made waves and triggered violent protests. Many in the culture scene fear for the country's freedom of speech. Are their concerns justified?
Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel's arrest has sparked protests in major cities, with critics calling his prosecution an assault on free speech. The artist was convicted for insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism.
Pablo Hasel was meant to start jail time for a controversial conviction but the rapper and some supporters locked themselves in a university instead. Prosecutors took offense to the content of his tweets and song lyrics.
Musical freedom of expression is under fire, but artists like Iran's Farzane Zamen and Egypt's Ramy Essam refuse to be silenced. They're sharing their stories of bans, censorship and prison at the World Forum on Music.
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