Spain: Catalan rappers take the rap for 'glorifying terrorism'

The charge of "glorifying terrorism" in Spain's criminal code is being used to stifle government opponents and freedom of expression, according to Amnesty International.

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    Amnesty International says Spanish prosecutors are using a charge of "glorifying terrorism" to stifle government opponents and freedom of expression. The latest targets are rappers, and their anti-establishment lyrics.

    Musicians in Catalonia, which tried to split from Spain, are especially feeling the pressure. Many of them are facing hefty fines and even prison terms.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Barcelona.


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