In Spain, convicted rapper will remain in Belgium

638eb8bad9add2375b174c981657fcbe - In Spain, convicted rapper will remain in Belgium

The Spanish rapper Valtònyc, who because of his controversial lyrics to three and a half years in prison was condemned and Belgium had fled, must not be shipped to Spain. That has the Ghent court Monday decided.

The Ghent department of the public prosecutor of East-Flanders had a European aanhoudingsmandaat for Josep Miquel Arenas, the actual name of Valtònyc. The Mallorca born Valtònyc there was by the court of Balearic islands in 2017 guilty were that he, in his texts on terrorism had to be glorified, the crown had provoked and politicians had threatened with death.

The supreme court had the judgment in February, despite protests throughout the country, confirmed. On Mallorca and in other parts of the country took multiple solidariteitsbetogingen place for the rapper

Released under terms and conditions

The deadline for the beginning of his sentence in Spain was for the artist on may 24 last, but he was already gone abroad. The rapper had a picture on Twitter posted of himself and a family member, taken on the Korenlei in the historic centre of Ghent. Valtònyc offered later at the police and by the investigating judge released under conditions.

The court ruled Monday morning that Valtònyc not be delivered. If the public prosecutor appeals, the Ghent chamber of incrimination again about the extradition decision.

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