Thursday, August 5, 2010

BBC News-Russian Rapper Jailed For Mocking Police

photo courtesy BBC News
(Story reported by BBC News)

One of Russia's most infamous rappers has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for mocking police.

Ivan Alexeyev, aka Noize MC, taunted police as "animals" at a concert in the southern city of Volgograd on 31 July.
His song Kuri Bambuk includes the lyrics: "Citizen! Halt. Halt. Turn out your pockets, slap, slap. Now your kidneys, kick, kick. Well off you go. Forget it, swallow it, be silent."

"They [the police] did not like this song," a spokesman for the rapper said.
(click here for the full story on the BBC News website)

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