The case of Hasél, whose title at delivery is Pablo Rivadulla Duró, has drawn growing consideration in Spain, with many members of the general public, artists, celebrities and politicians displaying their assist and demanding a change within the nation’s so-called “Gag Regulation.”
Spain’s left-wing coalition authorities additionally unexpectedly introduced final week that it could change the nation’s felony code to remove jail phrases for offenses involving freedom of expression. It didn’t particularly point out Hasél or set a timetable for the adjustments.
The rapper isn’t any stranger to controversy. With a creative opus that features songs with robust anti-establishment criticism, he has seen his notoriety amplified among the many wider Spanish public with each run-in with authorities.
Having confronted costs on at the least 4 events for assault, praising armed extremist teams, breaking into non-public premises or insulting the nation’s monarchy, in 2014 he was given a suspended 2-year jail time period. However in a brand new case tried in 2018, judges handed him a lowered sentence of 9 months behind bars for a track about former King Juan Carlos I and 64 tweets he posted between 2014 and 2016.
The tweets straddled the road between opinion and calls to violent revolt, with a number of mentions of ETA and Grapo, two now-defunct armed extremist teams in Spain. Within the track, Hasél rapped about corruption tied to the previous monarch but in addition talked about him as a wife-beater, a drunk, head of a mafia mob and a frequent consumer of prostitution.