Saturday, December 07, 2013

Tunisian rapper Weld El 15 sentenced to jail for 4 months

The author of the infamous and incendiary song "Boulicia Kleb" (Cops Are Dogs) has turned himself in (December 5) to Tunisian authorities, and will serve a 4 month prison sentence, after his 21 month sentence for "insulting the authorities" was reduced. (As reported by Informed Comment.)

I've posted previously about Tunisian rappers (including Weld El 15) and their struggles with the authorities, post-revolution, here and here.

And, as noted previously, Pussy Riot continue to receive lots of publicity and support in the West. Tunisian rappers: almost none.

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