Rapper who sang 'Cops are Dogs' freed

Tunis, Dec 22 : Tunisian rapper Ala Yaacoubi, known for his "Cops are Dogs" song, has been freed after being charged with singing an offensive song.

Yaacoubi was freed and charges against him were dismissed, his lawyer Ghazi Mrabet said in a Facebook post.

Yaacoubi was sentenced to 21 months in jail in August for lyrics deemed offensive to police. He had performed the song during a concert.

After months on the run, Yaacoubi appeared in court in December, where his prison term was reduced to four months, a sentence which he appealed.

Fellow rapper Ahmed Ben Ahmed was also detained after the concert and served three weeks in prison in September-October. He was released Oct 17.

--IANS (Posted on 22-12-2013)

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