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EntertainmentVerdict expected in rapper A$AP Rocky's Swedish case

12:16  14 august  2019
12:16  14 august  2019 Source:   ap.org

A$AP Rocky Continues In Swedish Custody Despite Trump’s “Personal Guarantee”

A$AP Rocky Continues In Swedish Custody Despite Trump’s “Personal Guarantee” He’s the leader of the free world, a billionaire, and offered his personal guarantee in a phone call with the Swedish prime minister. But evidently that isn’t enough from Donald Trump for Swedish officials to allow bail for rapper A$AP Rocky, who stands accused of assault charges in that country. After a Saturday phone call, Trump optimistically tweeted about a great conversation he had with  Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven concerning the case, saying he had “personally vouched” for the rapper. “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly.

A $ AP Rocky and two other suspects have been released from jail in Sweden until a verdict is expected in the assault case on Aug. 14. The highly publicized trial wrapped Friday with Swedish prosecutors asking the court to convict the 30 year-old American rapper and consider imposing at

A $ AP Rocky , whose original name is Rakim Mayers, will be held for one more week in pre-trial detention in a Swedish jail after he was involved in a The rapper ’ s detention had raised concerns about poor conditions in the Swedish jail where he was staying, including unclean water, according to

A Swedish court will rule Wednesday on whether American rapper A$AP Rocky is guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm.

Verdict expected in rapper A$AP Rocky's Swedish case © Provided by The Associated Press A$AP Rocky, rear, and his defence lawyer Slobodan Jovicic in the district court in Stockholm, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, on the third day of A$AP Rocky's trial. American rapper A$AP Rocky testified Thursday at his assault trial that he did everything possible to avoid a confrontation with two men he said were persistently following his entourage in Stockholm, but one of those men picked a fight with one of his bodyguards. (Court Illustration by Anna Harvard/TT via AP)

The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage. One of them picked a fight with one of Mayers' bodyguards, the rapper told the Stockholm District Court.

A$AP Rocky's Mom Says Swedish Authorities Are 'Making an Example Out of Our Boy'

A$AP Rocky's Mom Says Swedish Authorities Are 'Making an Example Out of Our Boy' A$AP Rocky’s mom has given an update on the rapper’s current state of mind, and she’s now convinced his detention in Sweden is a race issue. Speaking to TMZ, Renee Black said she’d spoken only once to her son since his arrest. “He sounded ok, he sounded alright considering the circumstances,” she told the gossip website. "But he wanna come home.” Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) has been held in custody without charges since the start of the month, due to his involvement in a fight on the streets of Stockholm, the capital.

A $ AP Rocky has been detained in Sweden while facing assault charges. Prosecutor Daniel Suneson explains in a statement that the rapper is “suspected of assault causing actual bodily harm, having Rocky and his co-defendants are released from jail while they await a verdict , expected Aug.

The American rapper A $ AP Rocky has been ordered released from jail pending a verdict in the high-profile assault case against him in Sweden . President Donald Trump took a keen interest in the case following a lobbying effort from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Trump demanded that the Swedish

If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison.

The 30-year-old rapper and his two bodyguards were released Aug. 2 pending the verdict. All three have returned to the United States and are not legally obliged to be present in Stockholm.

Mayers told the court that 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari and his friend refused to leave the entourage alone despite several appeals, and claimed they appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Testifying in court, Jafari said his memory of the events was confused because of the blows to his head during the brawl. He had told police earlier that he got angry as his headphones were broken during the initial argument with a bodyguard.

A full-scale brawl ensued shortly afterward and prosecutors allege that Mayers and his bodyguards — David Rispers, Jr. and Bladimir Corniel — beat and kicked Jafari while he was on the ground. They said Jafari was hit with parts of or a whole bottle.

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after a confrontation in Stockholm in June, prosecutors said. © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images ASAP Rocky has been detained since June, where he faces accusations of serious assault. The 30-year-old -- whose real name is Rakim Mayers -- has been in custody since July 3, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30. The rapper's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, has maintained he was defending himself after being assaulted and that his client is innocent.

A $ AP Rocky , who has been on his “Injured Generation Tour” since the start of the year, announces Rocky is ordered to be held in Stockholm for at least another two weeks while Swedish authorities The investigation will reportedly determine whether prosecutors decide to go to trial in the case , and if

Swedish authorities formally charged A $ AP Rocky with assault on Thursday, and the American rapper could face up to two years in prison. What’ s Next for Rapper A $ AP Rocky Now That Swedish Prosecutors Charged Him With Assault?

Jafari claimed the rapper pushed him to the ground. The prosecution played video footage in court showing Mayers throwing a young man to the ground, and photos showed the alleged victim's cuts, bruises and blood-stained clothes.

The case drew the attention of American celebrities and Mayers' fellow recording artists, including Sean "Diddy" Combs and Justin Bieber. A social media campaign, #JusticeForRocky, has been pressing for his release.

The issue also became a topic of U.S.-Swedish diplomatic spat.

U.S. President Donald Trump intervened on behalf of the rapper while he was jailed, and called Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, offering to personally guarantee his bail, but the Swedish leader said he couldn't interfere in a legal case. Trump later cheered the release of Mayers and his bodyguards.

Related video: A$AP Rocky spotted at Kanye West's 'Sunday Service' (Provided by Yahoo Entertainment)

Witness at A$AP Rocky trial didn't see rapper with bottle

Witness at A$AP Rocky trial didn't see rapper with bottle STOCKHOLM (AP) — A witness in the A$AP Rocky assault case on Friday revised her story from initial police reports, testifying in a Swedish court that she didn't actually see the American rapper hitting a man with a bottle. The young woman and her friend, testifying anonymously, were questioned via video link at Stockholm District Court. The third day of a trial where the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two other suspects are accused by prosecutors of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari, is focusing on witness testimonies, including the rapper's bodyguard, identified as Timothy Leon Williams.

The American rapper A $ AP Rocky has been in a detention center next to Stockholm' s District Court since July 3. A $ AP Rocky lands back in US, must wait until Aug. 14 for verdict in assault case . He said that if a Swedish national was arrested in New York on a criminal charge Swedish citizens

As A $ AP Rocky rots in a Swedish jail for weeks without being charged with a crime, you gotta wonder how another rapper -- a white rapper -- accused of the same crime and more spent a relative nanosecond behind bars before being allowed to go on his merry way and leave the country.

A$AP Rocky thanks supporters in first performance since Sweden trial.
In his first performance since returning to the US, A$AP Rocky thanked fans who showed support while he was held in Swedish custody in a legal battle.

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