Swedish court convicts US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault, suspends sentence following a high-profile trial that led President Trump to question the fairness of Sweden 's legal system
A Stockholm court convicted US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and gave him a suspended sentence over a street brawl, a case that outraged fans and sparked a diplomatic spat with US President Donald Trump.
After nearly a month behind bars, the three were released Aug. 2 and returned to the United States. The court gave them "conditional sentences" for the assault convictions, meaning they don't have to serve prison time unless they commit a similar offence in Sweden again.
Mayers had pleaded self-defence. He said the fight happened after he tried to avoid a confrontation with two men he claimed had persisted in following his entourage.
"In an overall assessment the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen," the summary states.
That determination was a factor in the verdict since it "affected the assessment of the seriousness of the crime," the judge said.
A full-scale brawl ensued shortly afterward. Prosecutors alleged Mayers and his bodyguards — David Rispers, Jr. and Bladimir Corniel — beat and kicked Jafari while he was on the ground. They also alleged that Jafari was hit with parts of or a whole bottle.
A social media campaign, #JusticeForRocky, has been pressing for his release.
US President Trump intervened on behalf of the rapper while he was jailed. Trump 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.Read more: TRT World
A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault in SwedenA$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden , but the rapper will not spend additional time in jail Unbelievable! No it’s not unbelievable he’s a punk send him back
A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault in SwedenThe artist earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage.
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