2 March 2018

The National High Court sentences the singer Pablo Hasél to a two year and one day prison sentence and a 24,300 euro fine


The singer has been charged with the crime of glorification of terrorism and slander to the monarchy and State Security Forces and Corps in connection with 64 messages published on Twitter and a song on YouTube about GRAPO. This is the third conviction for the content of his songs, after being convicted in 2014 for songs also about GRAPO and again in 2017 for the song about the mayor of Lleida, ’Menti-Ros.’ The decision is not taken unanimously. Magistrate Manuela Fernández is in favour of acquitting him because she considers that his actions may come under the right to freedom of expression. The singer appeals the decision to the Appeals Chamber of the National High Court and requests his acquittal.

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