MOSCOW— A Popular Russian Rapper was sentenced Thursday to 12 days in jail for performing on a car after prosecutors banned his gig.
Husky, who has a wide following among young Russians with his videos scoring up to 6 million views on YouTube, was arrested Wednesday. A court in the southern city of Krasnodar sentenced Husky on charges of hooliganism.
The 25-year-old rapper, known for his songs mocking authorities and police brutality, was due to perform in Krasnodar when local prosecutors warned the venue that his act had elements of what they termed “extremism.”
Russian authorities have in recent years used the vaguely worded law on extremism to go after Kremlin critics and dissenters.
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