The american rapper A$AP Rocky, held since Tuesday in front of a Swedish court for assault after a brawl at the end of June in Stockholm, is called this Thursday to the witness. The trial was scheduled to resume at 9am at the Stockholm city court for a second day of hearing. Two members of his entourage appear at the sides of the artist.
at the dawn of the second day of hearings, dozens of fans of A$AP Rocky have crowded in front of the doors of the court, in the hope of being able to see and listen to him give his version of the facts.
Shortly before the resumption of trial, the mother of the accused, Renee Black, is presented in the courtroom secure in the Stockholm city court, wearing a t-shirt flocked to the name “A$AP Rocky”. The rapper has been introduced handcuffed.
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At the end of the last day of the hearing Friday, the court will announce the date of the verdict. It will also decide the release or continued detention of A$AP Rocky-in-waiting of the decision. The major part of the first day of the trial Tuesday, has been devoted to the analysis of the videos: on an amateur recording first released by TMZ, and retransmitted during the trial, the artist, on a visit to the Swedish capital for a concert, puts on the ground a young man and then struck him blows.
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SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS , WE dont KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE , THEY FOLLOWED US FOR 4 BLOCKS , AND THEY WERE SLAPPING GIRLS BUTTS WHO PASSED , GIVE ME A BREAK
In other videos posted on the account Instagram of the rapper, A$AP Rocky and his friends asked several times to two young men to stop the follow. The artist was acting in “self-defence”, said his lawyer Slobodan Jovicic at the opening of discussions. However, he said, that the rapper “admits to having thrown the victim to the ground, he stepped on the arm and gave him a punch or pushed his shoulder.”
The public prosecutor pleads for its part, the voluntary act, saying that A$AP Rocky and his coprévenus have assaulted the victim. The prosecutor Daniel Suneson presented Tuesday before the court of the material elements which, according to him, gave credence to its requisitions, including videos and messages exchanged between the protagonists.
Two years in prison and fine
A$AP Rocky, a 30-year-old, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was taken into custody on July 3, at the end of a concert, in the company of three other persons, one of whom has since been put out of the question, after a fight, on the 30th of June, in the streets of the Swedish capital. On 5 July, a court ordered his incarceration on the grounds that there was “a risk of” leak ” abroad, before the announcement of his dismissal before a court announced on 25 July.
For the first day of hearing, the american president Donald Trump, who has accused Sweden of contempt for the plight of Black americans, has sent his special envoy responsible for the Affairs related to the hostages, Robert O’brien. “The president asked me to come here and support these american citizens, and we strive to bring them back as quickly as possible,” said Mr. O’brien to the AFP on Tuesday, refusing to comment on the case. If the judges declare guilty of violence, A$AP Rocky faces up to two years in prison accompanied by a fine.