TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian court has convicted a rapper of insulting police and sentenced him to six months in prison for singing excerpts of an anti-police song at a concert, his defense lawyer said Thursday.
Ghazi Mrabet said he would appeal the conviction of Ahmed Ben Ahmed, known as Klay BBJ. Ahmed was led out of court and into a police van to be taken to prison, while supporters chanted "Free Klay BBJ."
At an Aug. 22 concert in the coastal town of Hammamet, Ahmed and fellow rapper Alaa Yacoub, known as Weld El 15, sang excerpts of the anti-police song Boulicia Kleb ("Police are dogs").
Ahmed and Yacoub were convicted in absentia last month and sentenced to 21 months in prison. Ahmed sought a retrial, while Yacoub remains in hiding.
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There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.