Artists sentenced in Tunisia
Artists sentenced in TunisiaDirector and actress get six-month jail terms for rap video.
UPDATE: Mohamed Belgueyed and Sabrine Klibi (pictured above) have been sentenced to six months in Tunisian prison for defaming police officers and contributing to civil disobedience. Rapper Weld El 15 was sentenced in absentia to two years in prison and remains on the run from Tunisian law enforcement.
Two people involved in the production of a newly released music video have been arrested in Tunisia. Mohamed Belgueyed and Sabrine Klibi were taken into custody on Sunday for their connection to the new clip "Cops are Dogs" by Tunisian rapper Weld El 15. Authorities say the song contains hate speech that could incite violence. The artists' case has renewed concerns over freedom of expression in the country, and is raising questions over how police handled the arrest.
Below is the clip from Weld El 15, released earlier this month. The rapper is wanted by the police for hate speech, but has not been arrested and publicly refuses to turn himself in to authorities.