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Twitter The 62 tweets and the song for which the Prosecutor is demanding almost 3 years in prison and a fine of 40,500 euros for rapper Pablo Hasel

Spain’s National Court is trying Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel this Thursday on charges of crimes of glorification of terrorism, insults to the Spanish Crown and slander to the State Institutions. The musician was already sentenced in 2014 by the Supreme Court for the first crime. If he is not able to pay the fine, the sentence will be extended to five years in jail.

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Pablo Hasel, in the National Court.

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Spain's National Court prosecutor, Daniel Campos Navas, is asking for a sentence of two years and nine months in jail and a fine of 40,500 euros (~50,000USD) for rapper Pablo Hasel on charges of glorifying terrorism, insulting the Crown and other crimes of insults and slander against the institutions of the State. If Hasel cannot pay the fine, the jail time will be extended to five years.

The prosecutor believes that the rapper, who was sentenced in 2014 by the Supreme Court for the crime of glorifying terrorism, continually uses the Twitter network to "systematically glorify the activities of terrorists and their authors, presenting them like heroes and examples to be emulated, and their acts like heroic, justified acts."

For this crime, the prosecutor is asking for a sentence of 2 years and nine months in prison and a fine of 16,200 euros. But that's not all. For the crime of insulting the Crown, he's asking for 10,800 euros and for that of slander and insults to institutions of the State, he's asking for a fine of 13,500 euros. In total, the prosecutor is demanding, in addition to the jail sentences, a fine of 40,500 euros which, if not paid, would increase the jail time.

The prosecutor justifies his demand by signaling that "1915 tweets from Pablo Hasel's account have been found in which the terms 'grapo', 'monarchy', 'ETA', 'king', 'terrorism', 'Bilbo', 'Bourbon', 'Police', and 'Guardia Civil' appear." At the same time, the accusation points out that the rapper published a song on his YouTube account that is titled "Juan Carlos el Bobón" ("Juan Carlos the Dummy") in which the rapper profiles the life of the retired king.

Among all of the messages the prosecutor highlighted and included in his accusation there are a total of 62 tweets, which the reader can find in their entirety at the end of this article.

The prosecutor pointed out that the accused used the following words to describe former king Juan Carlos I of Spain: "parasites", "mafiosos", "thief", "mafioso and medieval monarchy", "criminal gang". These words, according to the opinion of the prosecutor, Campos Navas, “are completely impertinent and unnecessary” to express the rapper's ideals and "injure the dignity of the retired king, undermining his fame and attacking his esteem by the public", for which they constitute a crime of insulting the Crown.

Lyrics of the rapper, says the prosecutor, "injure the dignity of the retired king and undermine his fame"

At the same time, the prosecutor complains that the accused committed a crime of insults and slander against the institutions of the State since Hasel's words "attack the dignity" of the Security Forces. To this extent, the description of the complaint highlights the phrases, "Guardia Civil torturing and shooting at immigrants"; “bunch of psychopaths that beat up us people who demand our rights”; “riot police who have always beaten and tortured thousands of people” and “the police kill with absolute impunity".

Here are the 62 tweets that the prosecutor included in the suit against Pablo Hasel. (Some are not strictly literal but still capture the essence of the meaning of the original tweet.)

March 23, 2014
50 wounded police officers? Those fucking mercenaries bite their own tongues beating people up and say they're wounded.

March 24, 2014
“Proud of those who responded to the police aggression.”

March 25, 2014
Today the riot police are cry babies when they're the ones who have always beaten and tortured thousands and thousands of people, evicted people with billy clubs, etc.

March 27, 2014
The police kill 15 immigrants and they are little saints. The people defend themselves from their brutality and we are "violent terrorists, trash, etc."

March 30, 2014
They mean to hide the fact that many people came out today to demand the end of the fascist monarchy and beat even the journalists.

March 30, 2014
Nazi-onal police go torturing people even on camera.

April 4, 2014
You kill a police officer? They search for you everywhere. The police kill someone? They don't even investigate it well.

April 4, 2014
Two years since Iñigo Cabacas was killed by the police without anyone being tried for it.

April 28, 2014
The Guardia Civil torturing and shooting at immigrants? Democracy. Jokes about fascists? Abetting terrorism.

October 30, 2015
Detained in Galicia for "glorifying terrorism" that is, for saying that one has to fight against the fascist State.

December 2, 2015
The Bourbon mafioso partying with the Saudi monarch, everything stays between those who finance ISIL.

December 25, 2015
The Bourbon thief must not appreciate the impunity he has in order to make fun of us.

December 25, 2015
Constancy in the fight so that one day it will be Phillip of Bourbon who will be evicted with all the rest of his parasitic family, enemies of the people.

December 25, 2015
The fucking mafioso king giving lessons from the palace, he's a millionaire thanks to other people's misery. Brand Spain.

December 25, 2015
The most disgusting thing about the monarchy is that while they are millionaires due to other people's misery, they pretend to care about the people.

December 25, 2015
The Spanish Communist Party supported the Franco-imposed monarchy in the "transition" while the Reconstituted Communist Party of Spain put their lives on the line to denounce the maneuver.

December 27, 2015
Thousands of old people freezing and without a stable roof over their heads while monarchs give lessons from palaces.

December 27, 2015
If it's true that the people love the monarchy as much as the mercenary tv pundits say, let them let the royal family loose in the streets without bodyguards.

One more year with the mafioso and medieval monarchy insulting our intelligence and divinity with public monies. Incredible.

December 29, 2015
Faced with the terrorism of the State, we answer with organized neighborhoods (with an attached video of police charges in Lavapiés, a neighborhood in Madrid)

December 30, 2015
They call graffiti artists—but not the monarchy—a criminal gang. What a demented state.

January 18, 2016
The mafioso monarchy that gives lessons to countries where no one is thrown out of their houses. (with an attached image of a cartoon with the former king next to a decapitated Saudi Arabian)

January 20, 2016
They want to exterminate him like his comrade Isabel Aparicio. Everyone should know.

January 21, 2016
The Spanish Kingdom's friends bombing hospitals while Juan Carlos goes whoring with them.

January 21, 2016
A member of the CUP speaking clearly against the monarchy while the United Left jokes around with this one at the Zarzuela [Spanish royal palace]

January 24, 2016
The fucker P. Iglesias joking around at the Zarzuela [Spanish royal palace] without recriminating the Bourbon for the atrocities for which he is responsible.

January 25, 2016
While they say there is terrible tyranny in Cuba—a place with fewer resources which doesn't evict people—they hide the mafioso business dealings between the Bourbon and Saudia Arabia.

January 25, 2016
No matter how many millions of euros they invest in manipulation, no matter how "untouchable" they are, the monarchy will be remembered in history as the parasites they are.

January 26, 2016
The Spanish State giving weapons to criminals who are friends of the monarchy so they can bomb Yemen. Everyone should know. [With an attached image of the former king next to Saudi Arabian leaders.]

January 29, 2016
It is Saudia Arabia's fault that the children in Yemen suffer like this. Ah, the democratic friends of the mafioso Bourbons. [with an attached image of a child in an advanced state of malnutrition on a scale]

February 7, 2016
The police that jailed people under Franco and that now jail people as judges of the Nazi-onal Court.

February 14, 2016
Joseba Arregi tortured to death by the police.

February 15, 2016
Lowlife police say: “We're watching out for your safety” while, paid by you, they come to evict you.

February 17, 2016
In the "eviction-free city" that Carmena promised, the police are attacking and detaining whoever fights against the evictions, right now.

February 21, 2016
[Barcelona Mayor] Ada Colau will not call the king a criminal for selling weapons to Saudia Arabia or for living a luxurious life by causing misery, she criminalizes the strike.

February 22, 2016
Police officers who kill your child, but are not punished, and on top of that, ask for money.

February 22, 2016
If I was Iñigo Cabacas' father, those police who on top of it all ask for money for killing him would be on notice.

February 22, 2016
The police killed 15 immigrants and they're little saints. The people defend themselves from their violence and we're "violent terrorists, trash and so on". The police who ordered the shooting which led to Iñigo Cabacas' killing, is demanding 777,000€ from the family in order to open an investigation. It's enough to make you...

March 7, 2016
The police sow racism and harvest rage. Who's surprised?

March 9, 2016
Even the police agents who seem the nicest stop the people who are struggling and not those who exploit and plunder. They are not friends.

March 11, 2016
Yes, they do represent us. [With an attached image of Ignacio Várela Gómez]

March 4, 2016
The demonstrations are necessary but insufficient, let's support those who have gone further. [With an attached image of Victoria Gómez]

March 16, 2016
The police are racist with immigrants and when they receive a blow in response, act like they're the victims. Same old story as always.

March 17, 2016
Students responding to police brutality in the Basque Country.

March 17, 2016
Fighting for decent education means that the police will stop you and bash open your head with billy clubs. It's happened again in Gasteiz.

March 17, 2016
When the police use their weapons against the oppressors and not the oppressed, then you can start telling us that they are our allies.

March 17, 2016
Today the police, enemy of democracy, bashed people's heads open and detained young people who were fighting for a decent education [attached image with two Basque police agents taking away a detained, bloody youth]

March 24, 2016
No Guardia Civil agent paid for the 16 immigrants murdered by rubber bullets. Now call that democracy. [attached image of a dead body on the beach]

March 31, 2016
We don't see you being such a drag about much worse damage caused by the imperialist bombings or police torture.

March 31, 2016
Mónica and Francisco received 12 years in jail for some damage to a basilica. The Guardia Civil, impunity for dozens of murdered immigrants.

April 1, 2016
Two years since she was exterminated by a torturing state, we remember her words. [attached image of Isabel Aparicio]

April 1, 2016
And that's how it was, they ended up exterminating her. [attached image of Isabel Aparicio]

April 1, 2016
They condemned her to 12 years in prison for being in the propaganda apparatus of the PCE(r). 12 years with no armed struggle. [attached image of Isabel Aparicio]

April 1, 2016
Two years since Isabel Aparicio was exterminated for being communist, by the State which refused her medical attention in jail. [attached image of Isabel Aparicio]

April 1, 2016
No forgetting, no pardoning. What they weren't able to do was kill your important legacy of struggle, you live much more than they do. [attached photograph of Isabel Aparicio on the PCE(r) logo]

April 1, 2016
They wanted to silence you by exterminating you and they will never be able to do it, because your voice carries the cries of the desperate [attached image of Isabel Aparicio's gravestone]

April 5, 2016
The police who murdered Iñigo Cabacas not only go unpunished, on top of that they ask for money from his family. Reality is stranger than fiction.

April 5, 2016
New letter from political prisoner Victoria Gómez.

April 7, 2016
Juan Martín Luna, member of PCE(r), killed by police for defending our rights.

June 1, 2016
Antifascist activist explains the tortures inflicted by the police.

August 1, 2016
They wanted to exterminate you and they will never be able to do it because your voice carries the cries of the desperate. [image of Isabel Aparicio Sánchez' gravestone]

August 7, 2016
The police kill with total impunity: Iñigo Cabacas, immigrants, etc. But Pablo Iglesias says they protect us.

December 24, 2016
One more year with the mafioso, medieval monarchy insulting our intelligence and divinity with public monies. Incredible.