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Tunisian Rapper Given Six-Month Prison Sentence For Insulting Authorities in Songs

Tunisian rapper Ahmed Ben Ahmed, known as Klay BBJ, has been sentenced to six months in jail for insulting the authorities in his songs.

He lost his appeal after he and fellow rapper Weld El 15 were found guilty last month of insulting the police at a concert in the resort of Hammamet.

They two had been sentenced in absentia in August to 21 months in prison.

Weld El 15, who has been in trouble before for his song The Police Are Dogs, did not appeal and is on the run.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

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