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Sweden: Key witness in A$AP Rocky's case says she did not see rapper with bottle02:33

Sweden: Key witness in A$AP Rocky's case says she did not see rapper with bottle

Sweden, Stockholm
August 2, 2019 at 15:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

US rapper A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, testified in a Stockholm court on Friday, on the third day of the trial where he and two other suspects are accused by prosecutors of assaulting 19-year old Mustafa Jafari.

Mayers's mother Renee Black, lawyer Slobodan Jovicic and Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at US Department of State Robert C. O'Brien were among those seen leaving the courtroom.

Meyers and two members of his staff are suspected of attacking Jafari on June 30, and have been held in custody since July 3 following the incident.

The artist's lawyer claimed his client acted in self-defence, as Mayers and his two bodyguards were chased and hit by Jafari.

On Friday, a witness in the trial revealed that she did not see Mayers hitting the man with a bottle, retracting her previous story.

US President Donald Trump's involvement threw the rapper's case in the spotlight when he asked Sweden's Prime Minister to release the artist on bail. But even among fans of the musician, some believe Trump should not get involved.

"I don't think head's of state (US president Donald Trump) should get involved in adjudication in other countries if it's not absolutely necessary, so I would have wished that Donald Trump refrained," said one of the fans who gathered outside the courthouse in support of A$AP Rocky.

Sweden: Key witness in A$AP Rocky's case says she did not see rapper with bottle02:33
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US rapper A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, testified in a Stockholm court on Friday, on the third day of the trial where he and two other suspects are accused by prosecutors of assaulting 19-year old Mustafa Jafari.

Mayers's mother Renee Black, lawyer Slobodan Jovicic and Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at US Department of State Robert C. O'Brien were among those seen leaving the courtroom.

Meyers and two members of his staff are suspected of attacking Jafari on June 30, and have been held in custody since July 3 following the incident.

The artist's lawyer claimed his client acted in self-defence, as Mayers and his two bodyguards were chased and hit by Jafari.

On Friday, a witness in the trial revealed that she did not see Mayers hitting the man with a bottle, retracting her previous story.

US President Donald Trump's involvement threw the rapper's case in the spotlight when he asked Sweden's Prime Minister to release the artist on bail. But even among fans of the musician, some believe Trump should not get involved.

"I don't think head's of state (US president Donald Trump) should get involved in adjudication in other countries if it's not absolutely necessary, so I would have wished that Donald Trump refrained," said one of the fans who gathered outside the courthouse in support of A$AP Rocky.

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