A$AP Rocky Charged For Assault
Famous rapper A$AP Rocky on July 25, 2019 was charged for assault by Stockholm Magistrate Court, after over 20 days in incarceration. Following the charge, Sweden's public prosecutor reportedly said the rapper and two of his colleagues will remain incarcerated awaiting trial. Trial date is not yet known.
A$AP Rocky was arrested and incarcerated on July 3, 2019, for alleged assault claimed to have occurred during a street confrontational incident in downtown Stockholm on June 30, 2019. The rapper has, so far, relentlessly denied any wrong doing, saying he was the one who was assaulted and his only involvement in the incident was defending himself.
The controversial lengthy incarceration of the famous highly talented African American artist under alleged appalling prison conditions, has been lashed in USA and elsewhere, with some critics associating the rapper's case to systemic racism in Sweden.
Even United Nations has been dismayed by the incarceration of A$AP Rocky. In that respect, the organization is said to have castigated Swedish judiciary system for its lengthy imprisonment and isolation of suspects before trial.
Sweden's judiciary regime does not provide for bail!
According to some quarters, A$AP Rocky case may be self destructive to Sweden per se. Exposing one of its ugly faces it has always concealed from the outside world. That may have some consequences as regards its image in the world. It is probably within this context one US Congressman said Sweden will end up with a black eye in A$AP Rocky incarceration fiasco!
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