21 February 2017

Rapper Valtònyc sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison for the content of his songs


The National High Court condemns the singer for the content of his songs for crimes of glorification of terrorism and humiliating victims, slander and lèse majesté against the Crown and threats. The Court deems that the rapper’s songs are not protected by the right to freedom of expression or artistic creation. The court also makes him pay compensation of 3,000 euros for the crime of making threats. On 28 April, Josep Valtònyc appeals the ruling to the Supreme Court. On 25 February 2018, the Supreme Court dismisses the appeal. Subsequently, Valtònyc files an appeal for protection to the Constitutional Court.

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