Local January 23, 2013 | 4:16 pm

Singer’s dreadlocks shorn, vows court action

Santo Domingo.- Despite that a court was to have ruled today whether the San Pedro de Macoris (east) prison authorities could proceed to cut urban singer Vakero’s hair), his dreadlocks were shorn Tuesday night.

His lawyer Manuel Moquete deplored the measure and blamed it on Justice minister Francisco Dominguez. "It’s a discriminatory action. For our part we will continue with the hearing because is in our client’s interest to prevent further violations of the rights of citizens."

To avert getting his hair cut, Vakero (Manuel Varet) claimed that he belongs to the Rastafarian religion, which considers it a sin to do so.

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