A $ AP Rocky and his crew & # 39; kicked a man and beat him with a bottle & # 39 ;, say Swedish prosecutors
The man allegedly attacked by rapper A $ AP Rocky and two of his crew in Stockholm were kicked and beaten with a bottle while lying on the floor, say Swedish prosecutors.
The 500 pages of documents, which were obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, also contain allegations that Rocky Mustafa pushed Jafari to the ground.
The rapper nominated by Grammy and the two other men deliberately attacked Mustafa Jafari, together and in agreement, on 30 June, the prosecutors said.
Jafari's photos & # 39; s cuts, stitches and bruises, as well as his bloody clothing after the attack, are also used as evidence in the documents of the Stockholm court.
An $ AP Rocky (right) is said to have kicked Mustafa Jafari (left) while on the ground
A video of last month's street fight turned out to be the American rapper and his security team throwing a man on the ground and beating and kicking him (video footage shown)
Photos & # 39; s of Jafari & # 39; s flesh wounds are used as evidence by Swedish prosecutors, who have accused Rocky of mistreatment
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, said he was acting in self-defense.
He has been in custody since July 3 and will remain in custody in Sweden until a trial begins on July 30.
If he is found guilty, he can get up to two years in prison.
A lawyer for Jafari, Magnus Stromberg, said the alleged mistreatment began when one of Rocky & # 39; s guards & # 39; grabbed him by the neck and dragged him & & # 39; away.
Jafari did not provoke the attack and & # 39; this situation was very stressful for him & # 39 ;, Stromberg said.
& # 39; There was no reason for using such violence, & # 39; he said.
Jafari sustained a bloody injury to his elbow, cracks in his arm, bruises on his chest, and injuries to his face.
Rocky & # 39; s arrest led Donald Trump to intervene on behalf of the captive rapper and led to an unusual diplomatic spit when Swedish prosecutors sued the 30-year-old artist on Thursday.
Trump posted two sharply formulated tweets and called on Sweden to treat Americans fairly! & # 39; and criticism of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, with whom he had spoken directly, & # 39; for not being able to act & # 39 ;.
He also accused Sweden of rejecting & # 39; our African-American community in the United States & # 39 ;.
Swedish politicians shot back at the president on Friday, while a government spokesman emphasized the independence of the Swedish legal system.
& # 39; Sweden and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven have been very clear in the dialogue with both the White House and directly with the US President, that in Sweden everyone is equal before the law and that the government cannot interfere in legal proceedings & # 39 said the spokesperson in an SMS.
& # 39; Political interference in the process is clearly prohibited territory! Clear? & # 39; former prime minister Carl Bildt tweeted.
In a commentary on the daily Aftonbladet, Bildt also praised Löfven for not further commenting on the case.
& # 39; I think it's good for the government not to go into a mud-wrestling match with Trump. That is his element, and should not be Sweden, & said Bildt.
Swedish politicians shot Friday back at US President Donald Trump (left), after rowing with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (right) about Sweden's movement on Thursday to file charges against US rapper A $ AP Rocky. Trump and Löfven are shown in March 2018
President Donald Trump has backed his support for A $ AP Rocky, who has been imprisoned in Sweden since July 3 and accuses Sweden of eliminating the African American Community & # 39;
Trump claimed on Twitter that the US & # 39; does so much for Sweden, but it doesn't seem to work the other way around & # 39;
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt underlined the independence of the Swedish judiciary in a tweet
The charges against Rocky came in spite of supplications from Trump, lobbied by Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West, to release the rapper.
Trump & # 39; s tweets on Thursday followed a meeting with the White House with Kardashian, hours after the rapper was accused.
After Rocky's arrest, 38-year-old reality-star-political activist and Kanye contacted presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, who helped Trump get better prison conditions for the platinum-selling rapper.
Last week Trump said that he personally & # 39; was responsible & # 39; for A $ AP Rocky & # 39; s bail in a telephone conversation with the Swedish Prime Minister, following a pledge to secure the release of the rapper at the request of Kardashian and Kanye.
Trump tweeted that he had had a productive conversation with Löfven, which showed that after the weekend the couple started talking about Rocky's legal misery again.
& # 39; I just received a very good phone call from @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that US citizen A $ AP Rocky will be treated fairly & # 39 ;, Trump & # 39; s tweet began.
& # 39; I also assured him that A $ AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally guarantee his bail, or an alternative … Our teams will talk further, and we agreed to come in To speak again for 48 hours. & # 39;
But Sweden has no bail system.
Kim Kardashian West arrived at the White House to meet Trump after A $ AP Rocky was charged on Thursday
Kardashian, who is training as a criminal lawyer, lobbied the president for law reform and to secure the release of the rapper
Trump tweeted that he had had a productive conversation with Stefan Löfven on Saturday morning and offered to vouch for Rocky & # 39; s bail. But Sweden has no bail system
Swedish Prime Minister Löfven previously acknowledged that Trump & # 39; has a personal interest in the case & # 39; and said he would welcome an interview with the US president, but emphasized that Rocky would not receive special treatment.
The rapper and the other two suspects, described as members of his entourage, will remain in custody until the trial is expected to begin on Tuesday.
Prosecutors have recommended that the Stockholm District Court set aside three days for the trial.
& # 39; I panicked and became very scared. I was in shock, & one of the suspects, who said he was from New York, told the police. & # 39; I defended myself, I used violence … I found myself in a situation where I was scared of my life. & # 39;
On Thursday, the Swedish prosecutor Daniel Suneson said he had filed charges against the rapper and two other men & # 39; who concluded that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defense and provocation & # 39 ;.
Images of the fight showed the rapper and his entourage who hurled a man on the floor and hit him on the floor and kicked him.
Four men were arrested in the Scandinavian city, one of them, the rapper's bodyguard, was later released.
Rocky protested his innocence and said he and his team were being chased and provoked by the two men who continued to follow us in the Swedish capital for four blocks & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We don't know these guys and we didn't want any problems, & # 39; he insisted.
His own video shared on Instagram showed an angry confrontation with the two men, one of whom accused the rapper's entourage of breaking his headphones.
The alleged victim of the rapper was named Thursday as Jafari, an Afghan immigrant who has been convicted of drugs.
Jafari told the police that he & # 39; away & # 39; (unconscious) was left after he was beaten with bottles on the head, which shattered.
He claimed that he was subsequently hit with the broken bottles and kicked on the head.
He showed officer wounds on both the right and left sides of his head and legs. He said he believed his nose was broken.
A broken piece of bottle allegedly used by the rapper's crew to attack Jafari in the streets of Sweden
Jafari showed police the extent of his injuries from the alleged attack, incurring cuts on his arms, legs and face
Jafari is an Afghan immigrant who is reportedly attacked by rapper A $ AP Rocky in Stockholm
Rocky, also known by the pseudonym Lord Flacko, was in Stockholm to perform at the Smash hip hop festival.
His arrest forced him to cancel a dozen shows that were planned as part of his tour through Europe.
An online petition named #JusticeForRocky has collected more than 620,000 signatures, and posters with & # 39; Free ASAP Rocky ASAP & # 39; are set up around Stockholm.
Artists like Post Malone, Sean & # 39; Diddy & # 39; Combs, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Justin Bieber all expressed their support for Mayers, with rapper Tyler, the maker who said he would no longer perform in Sweden.
Rapper Travis Scott called & # 39; Free Rocky & # 39; during his performance at the Wireless Festival in London, a festival where ASAP Rocky would perform.
The star's lawyer, Alan Jackson, said: “President Trump has made bringing wrongly-held Americans a top priority for his government. The interest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the case gives us a lot of hope in Rocky's situation.
& # 39; Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador O & # 39; Brien have been ruthless in their diplomatic efforts on behalf of American citizens around the world. Rocky & # 39; s millions of fans around the world trust the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get Rocky home. & # 39;
Rocky was born in New York and broke through in 2011 with the release of the mixtape & # 39; Live. Love. A $ AP & # 39 ;. He followed that up in 2013 with the debut album & # 39; Long. Life. A $ AP & # 39 ;.
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