Weld El 15
Weld El 15, born Ala Yaacoubi, is a Tunisian rapper.
In June 2013 he was given a two-year prison sentence for insulting the police with his song 'Boulicia Kleb' (Cops are Dogs). In September 2014 he was nominated by European United Left–Nordic Green Left for the Sakharov Prize, along with the Moroccan rapper L7a9d and the Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El-Fattah. The following month, the nomination was withdrawn after controversy over some 2012 tweets by Abd El-Fattah at the time of Israel's bombing of Gaza.
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