STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The trial of U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky on a charge of assault will go into what could be its final day on Friday with the 30-year-old and two of his entourage facing up to two years in prison if they are found guilty.
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained on July 3 in connection with a brawl outside a hamburger restaurant in Stockholm on June 30 and later charged.
The case has drawn huge media attention, particularly since U.S. President Donald Trump began advocating on behalf of Mayers, asking Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to help free him. Sweden’s judiciary is independent of the political system and Lofven has said he will not influence the rapper’s case.
The prosecution says that following an argument, Mayers threw a 19-year-old man to the ground, after which he and two of his entourage, kicked and punched him.
The alleged victim, Mustafa Jafari, said during testimony he was also hit on the head with a bottle after he and a friend…
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