Spanish Supreme Court sentences rapper Valtònyc to three and a half years in jail for lyrics

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Photo: Valtònyc in concert (Credit: Vilaweb)

By Staff Writers, Vilaweb

February 20th, 2018

The Spanish Supreme Court has ratified the three and  half year sentence handed down last year to Majorcan rapper Valtònyc. A year ago, the Spanish Court declared him guilty of glorifying terrorism and causing serious insult to the Spanish crown. The sentence also calls for compensation of three thousand euros to be paid to the president of the Cercle Balear Foundation, Jorge Campos Asensi, for “threats”. The Supreme Court was the last possible outlet for an appeal, by Valtònyc.

The song at the root of the accusations against him was ‘No al Borbón’. According to the charges, the song attacks the Spanish monarchy and shows support for ETA and GRAPO.

You can listen to the song here:

After publicising the news, the rapper put out a tweet where he wrote, “Three and a half years of prison for some songs. I have to go to prison. When I have more information I will post it.”

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