Valtonyc: Belgium refuses extradition of Spanish rapper
29 December 2021 | 9:48 am
A Belgium court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc will not be extradited, arguing that his offenses — allegedly glorifying terror — were not a crime under Belgian law.
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