“Certain facts concerning the arrest and detention ( A$AP Rocky, ed ), raise concerns”, writes the department of State of the United States in a press release relayed by the american website Politico. “We expect all governments, including that of Sweden, the way they treat american citizens in a fair manner and with respect. We hope to see A$AP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with their friends and family soon.”
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The rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested on June 2, for assault after the violence in Stockholm after a concert. While the justice Swedish ordered his incarceration to the time of the survey, a petition gathering now nearly 600,000 signatories to demand his release, claiming the rapper acted in self-defense. Among the signatories, including singers Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Nicky Minaj, who tweeted to express his support for the artist of 30 years.
“Like walking into the toilet”
According to the american media TMZ, the author of Long.Live.A$AP to be detained in appalling conditions. The rapper to sleep on a yoga mat, no blanket, while the feces would cover the ground. “It was like walking in a toilet”, reportedly said a representative of the american embassy on a visit to the cell of the rapper. Water and food would not be consumable, and A$AP Rocky would not have eaten an apple a day the first five days.
The Swedish prosecutors have until Friday, July 19, to decide whether or not to prosecute the rapper. They will also be able to request a continuation of the investigation, which will have to be validated by a Swedish court.